A coordinated and constructive international arts project will see the facades of ten buildings situated on Bristol’s Nelson Street turned into permanent canvases.
The See No Evil project which targets Bristol’s City Centre – an area thought to be in need of regeneration – has been brought together by street artist Inkie, Bristol music Promoters Team Love, and Bristol City place making director Mike Bennett, formerly director of digital consultancy E3.
Inkie says, ‘Nothing of this size and scale has ever taken place in the UK and it’s an event that has captured the minds of some of the worlds respected street artists.’
Indeed New York based muralists Tats Cru are signed up – credited by some as changing the perception of graffiti as art – plus LA artist El Mac and a host of artists from Holland, Spain, Brazil, and the UK, bringing different styles and techniques.
Music events, film screenings, workshops and a block party are all planned in honour of the project taking place from 18-20 August.
Westgate, a disused residential building – designed by Gilbert Giles Scott, architect of Battersea Power Station and the red phone box – will be hosting many of these.
The work itself though is considered permanent in that only the sands of time stand to erode what is created.
Painting takes place from Monday 15 – Saturday 20 August.