Wednesday, 4 March 2009
Full artist line up for RWA show!
This Spring Bristol’s oldest and grandest gallery, the Royal West Of England Academy is throwing open all 5 of it’s galleries to host a major show by 50 of the city’s best known and most successful graffiti and street artists. This is the first major show of its kind in the city since the Arnolfini’s groundbreaking 1985 show, Graffiti Art and is a full-blown celebration of the city’s rich and diverse contemporary scene.
Bristol has nurtured many of the UK’s most successful graffiti and street artists, including 3D, Inkie, Banksy, Nick Walker, Sickboy, Cyclops and TCF Crew, to name but a few. The city continues to be a breeding ground for a wealth of exceptional creative talent and continues to have one of the UK’s most diverse and thriving scenes.
Crimes Of Passion takes the love of (and heartfelt dedication to) the art form as its starting point, but is far from a typical gallery retrospective, all the artists will be showing completely new work, as well as installation pieces and working both directly onto (and into) the walls of the gallery.
Crimes of Passion will also include a city-wide programme of large-scale painting, a photographic exhibition, a film season at local arts cinema The Cube (www.cubecinema.com) and a series of workshops and talks.
Royal West of England Academy, Queen’s Rd, Bristol
21st March – 2nd May
Due to expected interest and capacity at the venue the opening night on Friday 20th March is invite only – please email email@example.com if you’d like an invite.