Epok and Smug collaboration at Upfest 2012. Easton is a hub for street art in the city, Another example of creative street art in south Bristol, There are examples of street art being cleverly placed in the Bedminster area, Colour continues throughout St Pauls, with this rainbow painted on Brighton Road. Want to keep up to date with us and our latest travel tips? Europe’s biggest street art festival, whilst also being considered by many to be the birthplace of the UK’s graffiti scene. If you are a street art fan or do not know anything about street art this tour is for you as the information is given in such a way (with passion and understanding) you will love it. Inkie (@inkiegraffiti) Inkie is one of the main players in the Bristol scene from its infancy, you can … Phlegm originally painted on this house in Stokes Croft in 2008 but, in 2009, the crew MM13 covered his piece with this huge, bright-red wave. Check out El Mac’s Mother and Child, and Conor Harrington’s Cavalier swordfight. I love this mechanical bird, the only piece in Bristol by an Italian artist, which was painted in 2012 for the ‘See no evil’ festival. When people asked me “Why Bristol?” my reply was always the same: “street art”. Hear stories about Banksy, his clever methods of avoiding the authorities, and get to know the artists that formed this global street art movement all of whom originated in Bristol. After lecturing me about the difference between street art and graffiti (come on!!! Bristol World Tour: Double White Puff Print Edition. Photo: Ben Merrington. This piece from Zase Design can be found in the north of the city on Franklyn Street in the border area between St.Paul’s and St.Werburgh’s This piece in St. Pauls was painted together with fellow graffiti artist Dekor. His pieces are simple yet effective, always managing to get a few smiles out of passers-by, but also making them think. The city farm at the end of the road through St Werburgh’s is filled with colourful street art, but there are murals dotted all around the Mina Road area. It shows a young girl firing a slingshot of flowers onto the side of the building, and due to its timing (Valentine’s Day), has been given the name the Valentine’s Banksy. Back in 2012, this Polish stencil artist arrived at the ‘See no evil’ festival. I walked over ten miles when scouting out Bristol’s street art, and still felt there were countless more installations to discover! Do you remember my unicorn hunt around the streets of Bristol? In August 2017 Jess and I visited Bristol for a week, partly to see the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, and partly because we’d not explored this beautiful city together. You can see the location of Bristol’s new Banksy here on Google Maps. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. This very active stencil artist from Bristol uses his quirky, tongue-in-check humour to highlight social and political issues. Let’s get started! A few years ago, Bedminster’s finest Andy Council was given free reign to fill West Street with his distinctive creatures created out of buildings and streets - the galloping horse of BS3, opposite the Mutty Professor, is a particular joy. Enter your details below to receive my FREE 10-part photography course. All Right Reserved. After 22 hours and 55 panels of stencil, he unveiled this huge piece inspired by Bristol’s industrial past. Chatting with other street artists and fellow street art bloggers at the festival, everybody somehow ended up mentioning that huge geisha that was taking shape at the beginning of North Street. If Bristol was a person it would be Richard Branson, tattooed from head to toe. Since the Walls On Fire graffiti event in 1998, the city and its artist have led the way as street art has reached further into the accepted public realm, drawing in all manner of artist from illustrators such as Andy Council and Mr Jago, fine artists such as Andrew Colwill and Guy Denning, to contemporary artists like Lee Ellis. We both enjoyed the. My favourite appeared during Upfest 2016 and said “Words can’t describe how beautiful you are. It’s definitely worth remembering that street art is very much a moveable feast, so many of the pieces below will likely change by the time you get to Bristol. Please check your e-mail to confirm your sign up. Laurence and Jessica Norah are the British-American travel blogging couple behind photography & adventure travel blog Finding the Universe and luxury / couples travel blog Independent Travel Cats. As a self-taught artist, Odeith is always wandering around the outskirts of Lisbon looking for an abandoned factory where he can ‘practice’ his technique, pushing himself forward by experimenting with new things. His style is inspired by old master oil paintings, but his technique is pretty unique: he uses realistic images of people, with some parts of their bodies depicted and others left obscured, all along incorporating abstract elements and sharp lines. Hear stories about Banksy, his clever methods of avoiding the authorities, and get to know the artists that formed this global street art movement all of whom originated in Bristol. As you’ll see from the image, it has been slightly damaged by someone with a paintball gun, but the overall image of man hiding from his lover’s partner is still very much intact!