SOULFIRE SUNDAYS

I was really stoked to be invited to paint at the Moseley School of Art, having just recently moved back home to Birmingham at the end of 2019. It was a quiet day as we were on the cusp of the Covid-19 lockdown and we weren’t sure if the event would be able to go ahead, but around 40-50 people arrived to join the Soul City Arts team.

Painting alongside Elph-One and old Birmingham Master, Zuke, I was really nervous as this was my first Live Paint event for a good few years, but I was made really welcome. It’s good to be pushed out of your comfort zone sometimes and its given me the impetus to keep at it. Despite the lockdown I have been getting creative again and am really grateful for the opportunity to participate at the event.

Please check out Ali Aerosol and the Soul City Arts crew for future events

SOUNDWAVE CROATIA 2015

From The Big Blue They Came
From The Big Blue They Came

Another fantastic Summer painty session was enjoyed at Soundwave Croatia, hosted once more at the Garden, Tisno earlier this month. Artists from across the UK and Croatia joined us this year as we were able to take over a number of buildings across the site. Artists included Sri McKinnon, Curse273, Will Barras, Kaption1, Mimm Collective, Fors, Kai One and Alex, Jack O’Callaghan, Cazer, Mosk, Smack, Teoson, Artez, and Luna. Big thanks to everyone who made it so special xx

Full Photo Set Can Be Seen Here

BEST JOINED UP @ TUCK SHOP

Best Joined Up

Soundwave Croatia is only a few weeks away and we’re getting ready to get painty.. We recently took the Best Joined Up experience to the CLA / Bussey Building in Peckham, for an evening of Music and Live Art. I was really pleased to join forces with Point273 and Candy Lo for a bit of a doodle..

StreetFest 2013

Making the most of the bank holiday weekend, I was really stoked to be able to join Sri McKinnon running a stall at StreetFest in Shoreditch last month, trundling a range of goodies along to this rapidly growing celebration of Live Art and Street culture.

With Global Street Art and Secret Walls providing a curated selection of artists including Captain Kris, Tizer, Candi Lo and too many more to mention, the event is as focused on its Live Art as its music, dance and sports. There were some amazing dance crews, beatbox battles and deejays giving it their best shot and loads to take a peek at, over the day.

This weekend for us though, was all about getting the stall set up within the TogetherTheyCome Market, showing folks what we do and meeting some really positive and friendly people along the way.

With a new range of tees to launch and trialing out a fresh range of bags and jewellery, a stack load of stickers and new prints were all on the stall, along with a selection of custom skate decks. Sri brought to the table her full range of hip hop and 80’s inspired handmade jewellery aswell as her illustrated cards. More of Sri’s work can be seen through her facebook page which also has links to her store.

For more info on the event, please check out their main site here http://www.streetfest.net/

Metric Exhibition – Dock Street Market, Leeds

Metric Exhibition Flyer

I’m really stoked to be putting work into this exhibition, which is being organised by BestJoinedUp and will see 27 artists gathered together for a month long exhibition in the Dock Street Market, Leeds and opens over the Jubilee weekend.

Artists Showing include: 3 Digits/ Benjamino/ Phill Blake (Philth)/ Noah Brown/ Goo Burr/ Cage One/ C-Bloxx/ Curse273/  Freddie Denton/ Dia57/ Inkie/ JayPee/ Klone/ Kosy/ Garry Milne/ Drew Millward/ Moenipulation/ Pogger/ Pyklops/ Rootz/ Jay Sharples/ Starvin Artist/ Stub Subism/ Sune/ Tank Petrol/ Tasha Whittle (TXLW)/

There will be a limited amount of Live Art spaces available, Doodle Tabletops and Live Screenprinting courtesy of SpinCycle Complete. www.spincyclecomplete.co.uk

Live Music will be provided by the incredible HomeCut, Love of the Brave and the Vinyl Miners http://www.firstwordrecords.com/artists/homecut/ http://loveofthebrave.bandcamp.com/ http://www.mixcloud.com/vinylminers/

Check out my blog for an update on the opening night http://sophiebarras.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/metric-exhibition-best-joined-up.html

Or see the flickr set for full pics of the opening night and a sneaky view of many of the works in the collection http://www.flickr.com/photos/lilmizmc/sets/72157630030782806/