ORGAN THING: Upfest, It was just cheering, the whole thing, the whole weekend in the Bristol sunshine, the people, the art, the positive feeling around Bedminster for Upfest 2022…

It was just cheering, the whole thing, the whole weekend in the Bristol sunshine, the whole Bristol vibe, the people, the art, the music, the feeling around Bedminster for Upfest 2022. Now this isn’t going to be an attempt to critically review the whole festival or the art, for a start, as a participating artist,…

ORGAN PREVIEW: “We’re back and bigger than ever” say Upfest. The massive urban art festival returns to Bristol in May 2022 with “a whole new vibe” and a healthy bit of crowdfunding…

“We’re back… and bigger than ever! Upfest returns in 2022 with an earlier date and a whole new vibe” say the Upfest team. Upfest returns and they’re crowd funding to make the massive free festival happen again, surely got to be worth a tenner and you do get some goodies for your money, here’s the…

ORGAN THING: Lakwena, the London-based contemporary artist gave Martin Luther King Jr. Park’s basketball courts in Pine Bluff Arkansas a rather uplifting makeover…

2: Lakwena‘s basketball court – This just in from those JustKids people, they’re always doing interesting things of street art flavoured nature, they left the u out of colour but then they are American so we’ll forgive them = “London-based contemporary artist Lakwena gave Martin Luther King Jr. Park’s basketball courts in Pine Bluff Arkansas…

ORGAN THING: The much trumpeted London Mural Festival is almost upon us, it happens in September and it throws up all kinds of uncomfortable questions about…

The much trumpeted London Mural Festival is almost upon us, it happens in the first weeks of September and it throws up all kinds of uncomfortable questions about the further commercialisation of street art, about gentrification and community, about art as mere advertising, about the integrity of it all. And as much as anything else,…