5th October 2012
Back at the end of August I was invited to do another street art piece as part of the Kings of Concrete
four day urban art and sports festival, held at the Hanover Quay, Dublin.
Below I’ve included some sketches, photos and a time-lapse video of the final piece ‘fresh meat’.
4th April 2012
Last weekend I was invited to do a street art piece as part of the Titanic Lockdown all day boutique festival, held at T13 in the heart of the Titanic Quarter, Belfast.
Below I’ve included some sketches, photos and a time-lapse video of the final piece ‘creation’.
4th April 2012
I was recently commissioned to create a mural for Crane View Kitchens, a shipyard themed eaterie based at T13 in the heart of the Titanic Quarter, Belfast. The eaterie offers people the chance to lunch like a docker supplemented by Titanic themed live theatre.
The eaterie is enclosed on two sides by false walls that recreate the curved hull of a ship. With that in mind, I decided to create a faux one-point perspective mural that would extend the walls of the hull out into the shipyard with a view of Cave Hill and suggest that the customers are working on and eating in a ship that is currently being built.
Below I’ve included some photos and a time-lapse video of the final piece.
16th December 2011
I named the demonstration “Something out of nothing” as I like to create characters out of commonplace things. In this instance I liked the idea of creating something from the shape of a few clouds.
Below I’ve included some sketches, photos and a time-lapse video of the final piece ‘cloud monkey’.
9th December 2011
A few months ago I sent in a proposal to do some street art in the Ulster Museum to accompany the opening of Victoria and Albert Museum, London touring exhibition of Street Art - showcasing the work of some of the biggest artists in the street art community such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Sickboy, Pure Evil and D*Face.
The Ulster Museum was looking to showcase four of Belfast’s local street art talent in an exhibition called Tags not Labels. Whilst I wasn’t selected as one of the main four artists I was given the awesome opportunity to do some live painting in the Ulster Museum on the opening night.
Below I’ve included some sketches and the final piece for the proposal to give you an idea of the process.
9th December 2011
Last night I was doing some live street art in the Ulster Museum as part of the opening of Victoria and Albert Museum, London touring exhibition of Street Art and Tags not Labels an exhibition showcasing selected local artists Fritz, KVLR, DOC and Lucas through large gallery installations alongside photographs of art in Belfast’s urban landscape.
As last night was a closed exhibition I’ll be doing another demonstration this Saturday at the Ulster Museum from 1pm till 4pm that is open to everyone and is free.
I’ve named the demonstration “Something out of nothing” as I will be revealing my approach of manipulating existing artwork to transform it into something new. I hope to see you there.
Below I’ve included some sketches and photos of the final piece ‘dead on’.
8th December 2011
This Sunday (11th December) from 12 noon, I’ll be selling some of my artwork at ‘Belfast's best-loved alternative craft market’ the Xmas Black Box Bazaar.
The market will be held in the Black Box (18 - 22 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LA) and is looking to be a real corker.
I’ll be selling a bunch of lovely things on the day and so To give you a feel of what you can expect I’ve been posting some photos along with prices over the past few days.
If you missed my last two posts about the comics, ‘say what you like’ and sketchbook A6 greeting cards that I will be selling at the Black Box Bazaar you can click on the following links:
The last items that I will be selling are my gilcée prints of some of my sketches and street art paintings. To make things simple, I’ve made each print to a size of 18cm x 24cm that will fit perfectly into an IKEA 20 x 26cm RIBBA frame.
Hope to see you there!
28th September 2011
On Friday 23rd September 2011, over 20,000 people descend on the city of Belfast for Culture Night Belfast, its annual creative showcase event.
Throughout the day people had the opportunity to take part in the performance by trying to guess the catchphrases and get their picture taken with our own ‘Roy Walker’.
Thanks to everyone that took part in the event and to the Culture Night Team for making it happen.
Below I’ve included photos from the making of the ‘Roy Walker’ cutout along with some photos from the night itself.
16th August 2011
Over the weekend I was invited to do some street art on the walls of The Belfry by the Newcastle arts festival. The Belfry is a former church that had been developed into an indoor skateboard park (Skate 56) situated in the heart of Newcastle, county Down.
I had an idea of making a face out of a landscape with the mountains forming the beard, but I was concerned of how I was going make the form of the moustache (see sketches below). On approaching Newcastle I saw the 3 peaks of the Mourne Mountains and knew exactly what I was going to draw. It then dawned on me how fitting my idea was to Newcastle.
25th July 2011
I was invited to do some live painting last weekend at Kings of Concrete a street art, music, dance & urban sports festival held in the Civic offices, Wood Quay, Dublin.
Below I’ve posted a picture of the final artwork, a rough stop motion video of how it was made along with a few pictures of the day.
You can see the sketches I did in preparation for this piece here.