Tuesday, 14 December 2010

25 YEARS OF INK: First ever Inkie solo show in Bristol PART 2!!!

In Association with Flying Eyeball & Weapon Of Choice

Due to the outstanding public demand we will be restocking the 25 Years of Ink show with more graffiti based work as well as some classic Ink Nouveau ladies!

"I will also be launching 2 new prints. One based on my recent
painting at Arnos Vale cemetery and the other a classic Inkie
Wildstyle print. Once there gone... there gone."

Please come and join us on Thursday 16th December from 6-9pm for free hot mulled cider & mince pies the new show will run until Sunday the 9th January.

@ The Bank Of Stokes Croft 84. Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY Bristol, United Kingdom

We will also be selling raffle ticket with a chance to win a piece of work to take home at 9pm, all proceeds will be going to Bristol Childrens Hospital Cochlear Implant Unit.

See you there.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Weapon of Choice Christmas group show!!! + Cheba toy launch 10th December 6-10pm

Weapon of Choice Christmas group show!!!

Opening preview 10th December 6-10pm
Artwork can be collected on day of purchase.

Mulled wine & mince pies!! Ummmmmmm Pie!

Featuring artists:
45 rpm
Acer One

Barry Lewis





Dylan Shipley





Iain Sellar

Ian Phenna

Ian Walker

Jef Row

Jim Starr

Loch Ness

Max Gregor



Mick Hockney



SP Zero76


Tim Ulewicz
Women 158



+ Guests

Show runs until 16th January 2011

+ Cheba toy launch! limited to 100 pieces, all signed & numbered.
(*in the making, not finished toy)

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


Saturday, 6 November 2010

25 Years of Ink: First EVER INKIE solo show in Bristol

In Association with Flying Eyeball & Weapon Of Choice!

First EVER Inkie solo show in Bristol!!

Opening preview 2nd December 6-10pm

The Bank, 84 Stokes Croft. Bristol. BS1 3QY

Celebrating 25 years of Ink.
"This exhibition will cover Graffiti work, my Ink Nouveau ladies, T-Shirt graphics and selected old and new design and print works from the period 1985 - 2010"

Show runs until Sunday 12th December.

For Private View & Buyers Preview Guest List please email: privateview@flying-eyeball.co.uk

Wednesday, 3 November 2010


Today is a special day for one of our bestest buddies here at 'Weapon of Choice' It's Adam Suffocake's Birthday from over at 'The Daily Street' So can we all raise our coffee mugs and say a big 'Happy Birthday'! Have a wicked day mate you deserve it.!

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Lokey solo show. 12th November

Weapon of Choice Gallery are proud to host the first solo show from the artist know as 'Lokey'.

Opening preview 12th November 6-10pm.

Lokey was born and raised in Bristol. His passion for Graffiti started in the mid 1980’s through a chance meeting in a local park, with some kid’s break-dancing who had returned from their holiday in America with hip-hop mix tapes and photographs of Graffiti.

Lokey, amongst Bristol's second wave of graffiti writers is the youngest of the veterans. Growing up in the Kingswood Hip Hop scene that nurtured the likes of Deed, Cheo, Kato and Soker went on to be a member of Bad Applez, Dry Breadz & more recently Weapon of Choice. Collaborator with Banksy amongst many others Lokey has been painting the streets of Bristol over the last 2 decades in the once underground scene, which is now very much a part of the day to day lives of Bristolian people.. Considered one of the best 3D letter writers around but not being pinned down to just 3D, keeping a vast amount of styles under his belt. The show is an exhibition of artworks adapted from Lokey’s black books, his inspiration for his Graffiti, and an insight into his imagination... Check out the book 'Children of the Can' for a full interview with the man himself. This one's not to be missed!

Show runs until the 5th of December 2010.




Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Cheba big cartel site update

New pieces now on sale over at Cheba's big cartel website here

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Weapon of Choice Halloween Special!! 30th October

Weapon of Choice are back at Mr Wolfs! With a one off Halloween special! Bringing you spooked out live painting from:
Boswell and Iain Sellar!

With eerie Hip hop, DnB & Bone Shaking Dubstep from:
The Bastard Sunz
Twizzy, Jinxta JX & Mrvee
DJ Betamax
LegoMan, Drillz & Datkid
DJ Herm
Hosted by C-Strike-Z

Prizes for best fancy dress!

Saturday 30th October! 9-4am. £3 before 12, £4 after.

Mr Wolfs, St Stevens St, BS1 1JX

Pumpkin carving competition! 8-10pm. Prizes for best carved pumpkin:
1st place 3 pints!
2nd place 2 pints
3rd place 1 pint!

Get involved!!

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Lets get Messy

Our boy K*Ners representing Bristol with his new video 'Messy' Ft Kardinal Offishall, Bass Honeys and filmed at the Bris Fest warehouse, spot some early Bris Fest pieces in the background... Single available from Amazon from the 11th October. Big up sir!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

'Limited Press Collective' Group Exhibition

'Limited press Collective' Group Exhibition at 'Weapon of Choice' Gallery

If you don't already know about these guys you must have been walking round with blinkers on looking at the floor..! But if you have here's a little bit of what you can expect from them..! Enjoy

Limited Press is a Bristol based collaborative art and design collective, best known for their large scale murals. As well as producing street art and graffiti, Limited Press also take on a wide variety of design, illustration and art projects.

“We're not overly concerned with categorizing what we do, we make work and take on projects that excite us creatively, that's the bottom line, whether its an exhibition or a design commission we apply the same energy and process of collaboration;a kind of alchemy in itself which characterises our work”.

Given the diverse nature of their work, and their team, the collaborative exhibitions of Limited Press share this interdisciplinary approach, often encompassing elements of installation, sculpture, design and painting. Their upcoming Show at Weapon of Choice Gallery, based on the idea of 'supply and demand' , will be no exception, featuring a collaborative installation by Meek and Kai, as well a new series of wall mounted works by the highly imaginative and unorthodox hand of Long John. A host of other original artworks and editions by the rest of the crew will also be available at the show opening from the 22nd Oct till the 7th of November (Please excuse the flyer typo..!)


Yesterday we showed you a 'sneak peek' of the PUMA x SIZE? x TRAINERSPOTTER Sky II High. We just received some extra pic's so here you are you lucky people..!!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010



Drop number three in the Size? Puma 10th Anniversary collection is the quintessential eighties inspired Sky II Hi. This addition sees an amazing hook up with Trainspotter taking on the theme of “Miami Vice.”

The classic silhouette of the Sky II Hi allows for the trainer to be perfectly rendered and brought up to date. Trainerspotter rise to their challenge by designing the sneaker in three pastel tones; grey, mint and pink - straight out of Crockett’s wardrobe.

Size? oppose this with a take on a Sweeney inspired Sky II Hi, they add a gum sole, retro inspired, canvas corduroy form stripe and button detailing.

If you’re a fan of Puma trainers this drop is for you. Appreciate the aesthetics, love the design and become apart of Size? 10th Anniversary’s history. For true sneaker fans, keep your eyes peeled for the limited edition, customised Bio Mega bikes emulating both the Trainspotter and Size? Sneakers.

The third collaboration from the Puma x size? 10th anniversary project will be launching in-store and via size.co.uk on the 16th October, RRP £70 limited to 200 pairs of the Trainerspotter shoe and 120 of the size? reaction shoe

Monday, 6 September 2010

Saturday, 4 September 2010

More free Hip Hop! Twizzy 'The Bailyes Brown Musical'

Twizzy 'The Baileys Brown Musical' EP free to download here
Produced by Baileys Brown, cuts by Mrvee. Album artwork by Cheba

Friday, 3 September 2010

Short mix from a mysterious Bristol character

Here's a short mix brought to you by a mysterious Bristol character for Vermins “Room 101, The Fine Art of Graffiti” exhibition. The first solo show of works from the artist Dale ‘vn’ Marshall a.k.a. Vermin – Opening night/preview 9th Oct 6.30pm at The Emporium. Stokes Croft, Bristol.

Mix can be downloaded here

Room 101 will showcase 101 oil paintings completed in 101 days, (during the summer 2010), as well as five additional show paintings and site-specific installations, all deeply reflecting and exposing Vermin's ongoing battles with the rigors and demands of mental health.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

In:Motion Launch party feat KRS ONE!

In:Motion Launch Party
In association with Weapon of Choice

...(Hip Hop Legend/ first time in Bristol this Millennium)

(KRS ONE Special Guest! Freestyle Master)

+Very special guests! TBA

The Extended Players:
DJ MK (Kiss 100/Roots Manuva)
hosted by YUNGUN aka ESSA

RODNEY P (Riddim Killa)
& SKITZ (Supporting his Sticksman album)

(Bristol Legends)

DJ WOODY (Av Showcase/ Hip Hop classics)

BARRY ASHWORTH (Dub Pistols DJ set)

DJ DEREK (Sweet Memory Sounds)

BUGGSY (live)

(Le Mart & Five-Stylez)


GCD & DUBIOUS (Shoestring)

More TBA!

Live Graffiti in the garden

Fri 1st Oct

Early bird £12 tickets from Weapon of Choice (on sale now!)

£15 tickets available from: Bristol Ticket Shop (www.bristolticketshop.co.uk) Ticketweb (www.ticketweb.co.uk) Cooshti (Park Street) Rooted (Gloucester Road)

Info links coming soon!!

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Cheba solo show, new flyer

Cheba solo show

Opening preview 17th September, 6-10pm, all welcome.
Exhibition runs until the 17 October 2010.

...In 2002, Thanks to a small record shop (Eat the Beat) Cheba took the step of putting on his first solo show. Following this Cheba has gone on to showcase his work at numerous group shows, including the recent ‘Crimes of Passion’ at the Royal West Academy, with many illustrious figures from the world of street art. In this show you can expect to see Cheba's usual simple but striking characters, with a few added surprises and tips of his hat to some his influences and iconic artists.

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

Sponsored by Puma and Havana Club


Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Puma and size? 10th Anniversary..!!

Here at 'WOC' we always want you guys and girls to be up to date with all the freshest PUMA releases. So we thought we give you a 'Sneaky peek' at the new Puma and size? 10th Anniversary ‘Reaction Packs’. So check em out...!!

A collaboration project on three fronts, sees size? adding to their 10th Anniversary collection with a prestigious series of shoes from Puma. Teaming up with the formstriped brand, as well as some of their global friends from around the world, to create a unique range of trainers from some of Puma’s most famous silhouettes.

Given the name ‘Reaction Pack’, size? and their closest associates have chosen and created a shoe that is a ‘reaction’ to the other. Be it in opposite forms, a reflection of or a different take on the design altogether, the end result is a collection of collaborations where each design holds a story and each detail has been considered and reviewed to make this one of the finest additions to the size? ‘X’ series.

Kicking off with Australia’s Sneaker Freaker. The R698 Reaction Pack sees Sneaker Freaker’s version paying homage to the 'Geography Teachers' amongst us! Opting for a fresh summer look with colours of beige suede and black with mauve highlights. The reaction shoe features a tooled brown leather upper with brogue detailing and signature size? Anniversary tongue branding.

Available with each pair, comes a Puma Compass set and atlas, featuring size?’s five global birthday party pals.

Launching In-store and via size.co.uk on the 14th August.
RRP £70. So you best get down to your local Size? store seriously early that morning to cop a pair of these sick sneaks..! Get your queue on..!

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Cheba solo show coming September 17th...

Cheba solo show announced! Opening preview 17th September 6-10pm. At Weapon of Choice Gallery. Show runs until the 17th October 2010. More info coming soon!

Jody solo show 13th August 2010

After the success from his first show, Weapon of Choice welcome back Jody for seconds! 'Dark Spaces' opening preview 13th August 6-10pm.

Show runs until the 12th September 2010.

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

'The Live Show' photos..

Big Thanks to all our artists and photographers. Painting on the night: Deamz, Lokey, Nikill, Andy Council, Dylan Shipley, Ian Phenna, Rory Doona and Rosey.

Bidding ends 22nd of August! Bid at the howies store (The Triangle) 62 Queen’s Road, Bs8 1Re, Bristol. FFI Email: bristolshop@howies.co.uk or info@weaponofchoicegallery

Photos by lokey, Sylvia M, Ben Porg.