Thursday, 31 December 2009

Andy Council Solo show. MegaCity Fauna 15th January 2010

Bristol’s most unique find since they dug up the ‘Bristol Dinosaur’ ANDY COUNCIL returns with his solo show at Weapon of Choice Gallery, 14 St Michel’s Hill, Bristol BS2 8DT.

Mega City Fauna combines the artist’s celebrated style with some new departures and will be unmissable for fans old and new.
Expect to see some new takes on the Bristol cityscape from this
internationally acclaimed artist and illustrator. Andy brings us his
beasts on a large and small scale and the result is a menagerie of the Bristol creatures rendered in a collectable and affordable way.

Opening preview 15th January 2010 6-10pm
Show runs until the 14th February.

Weapon of Choice Gallery, 14 St Michael's Hill

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Weapon of choice 2nd Birthday bash

Weapon of choice 2nd birthday 12th January 2010 9-4am

We will be building an extra HUGE wall for this one, inviting 10 of some of Bristol's finest artists to paint live! Artists include: FLX, Lokey, Sepr, Dylan Shipley, Molar and some unannounced very special guests!!!

Hip Hop / Dubstep from:
Central Spillz
Twizzy & Chris Lucas
Dj Betamax

Hosted by the legendary

b-boys + extra special birthday treats!

12th January, £3 all night. Open an extra hour 9-4am
Mr Wolfs, BS1 1JX

Free shot before 12!

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Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Weapon of Choice Xmas Group Show! 11th December 6-10pm

Weapon of Choice bring you some of the finest artist's from around the South West for this Xmas group show!

In this advent calendar style exhibition, artwork can be taken away on the day of purchase, revealing a bigger mural by the artists involved on the walls behind... So arrive early or you could miss the whole show!

Featured artists include:
Jeff Row
Kid Zoom
Dylan Shipley
Iain Sellar
James Starr
Loch Ness

Opening preview 11th December 6-10pm. Mince pies & Mulled wine!
ongoing until the 10th of January.

Weapon of Choice Gallery
14 St Michael's Hill
Bristol, BS2 8DT

ONE MASSIVE LINE UP TO END THE YEAR! Live painting Cheo & Shade1

Weapon of Choice at Mr Wolfs with one massive line up to end the year!!!

Live painting from:
Shade1 & Cheo!

Hip Hop / Dubstep from:
Statix feat Shadz & Frilla
Dj Skint
Syte and the Sound
Dj Betamax

8th December 9-3am. Mr Wolfs, Bristol, BS1 1JX.
FREE shot before 12!

Clothing giveaway


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'Cheo Colouring Book' Thursday 3rd December 6.30-9.30PM

Weapon of Choice invite you to The launch party for the new 'Cheo Colouring Book'
Comes signed and with free Cheo bee sticker! the perfect stocking filler for any young budding artist at only £12!

Thursday 3rd December 6.30-9.30PM

Weapon of Choice Gallery
14 St Michel's Hill
Bristol, BS2 8DT.

The mutant love child of the hip hop and skate scenes, Cheo was raised in Kingswood, Bristol, on a high-carb diet of The Beano and Nutty comics, and subsequently Vaughan Bode’s twisted underground cartoon strips. Obsessed with ‘drawling’ since early sproghood, he hit adolescence just in time to be consumed by the arrival of hip hop from the US in the early 80s.

After a brief spell spinning on his back and arse for shillings at the local shopping centre, graffiti fired up the young b-boy’s imagination enough to lead him to the shady heights of the notorious Barton Hill Youth Club in 1987. Here he found a deranged community of like-minded bodkins painting the walls, doors and floors of the club… and everything else within a five-mile radius, for that matter.

Cheo became a veteran of various drawing competitions (including one in Nutty Comic, and another on kids TV show Get Fresh) and one national graffiti championship, which he won alongside local legend Deed in 1987. Then, in 1989 Cheo hit the big time, coming second at the Bridlington World Graffiti Championships alongside local wild style prodigy Inkie.

Soon after, however, the creeping evil that was the emerging rave scene all but snuffed-out UK hip hop’s young-flame, and along with the shock of being busted for his (ahem) nocturnal artistic endeavors, Cheo was driven into extended hibernation. Gleaning sustenance from video games and Japanese Manga, Cheo’s talent slept like Rip Van Winkle for many a year, until the revitalised, shiny graffiti scene tempted him out of his cave for a second bite of the cake.

Now older yet equally immature, Cheo has found the world just about ready for his odd and colourful scribblings.