See No Evil - Biggest Street Art Project in Europe

Over one spectacular weekend, Bristol invites you to See No Evil,  part of the London 2012 Festival’s programme in the South West from 16th – 19th August. See No Evil is Europe’s largest street art project with 30 of the world’s leading graffiti artists. 

The artist line up includes New York based legendary artist Mark Bode, M-City who creates stunning black and while post industrial stencils, abstract artist Lyken, and Bristol’s own Inkie and Nick Walker – creator of the largest single piece of street art in Britain last year on Nelson Street. This incredible art installation will culminate in a huge NY style Block Party on Nelson Street itself on Saturday 18th August, and Viewing Day on Sunday 19th August.

On Friday 17thAugust, See No Evil will feature a one off musical and visual performance - Mail, Maps and Motion, and local promoters Team Love have created Hear No Evil, a pop-up club in the historic Westgate building over three nights from 16thto 19thAugust 2012.

Mail, Maps & Motion – 17th August, Passenger Shed

Watershed’s visua­­­l spectacular starts See No Evil’s weekend programme in style.  On the evening of Friday 17thAugust, Bristol’s iconic Passenger Shed will be transformed with a host of one-off commissions and collaborations which blend cutting edge music and film.

This spectacular one-off brings together the visual innovation of Joanie Lemercier from world-renowned projection experts AntiVJ with the musical creativity of Adrian Utley from acclaimed band Portishead. Joanie and Adrian will be joined on stage by a host of performers, including Will Gregory of Goldfrapp.

Drawing on the extraordinary film archive of the General Post Office Film unit and the rich history of Bristol’s Enterprise Zone; Mails, Maps and Motion brings together a host of world-renowned musicians and artists in a stunning performance that will captivate its audience. The finale of the evening will be a specially commissioned performance which explores the rich material heritage of Temple Meads one of Bristol’s most iconic buildings.

Block Party – 18th August, Nelson Street

The painting will culminate on Saturday 18thAugust with a NY style Block Party, featuring the best of Bristol’s music culture on 6 outdoor stages. 30 live illustrators will take over the city’s disused Westgate building during the day.

The music selection will include everything from hip hop, soul and funk to house, disco and reggae – all for FREE while the world’s best street artists put the finishing touches to their creations on Nelson Street. The stage on Fairfax Street, opens with a disco extravaganza from Crazy P Soundsystem, The Boogie Cartel, Brassroots and Jus Now. Other stages include ‘Speak No Evil’, ‘Hear No Evil’, ‘Dub No Evil’, Shambarber and the Love Truck.

Local heroes Weapon of Choice will host live graff battles, while Shambarber’s own stage will feature all sorts of exciting new additions for tache and quiffs. BooDior and Glittermasque will be servicing all visitors dressing up needs, and no Block Party would be complete without its own B-Boy convention.

Viewing day - 19th August, Nelson Street

On Sunday 19thAugust organisers invite the public to come down and review the art while buskers take up pitches all along the street and lead the street party.

Hear No Evil - 16th – 19th August, Westgate Building

Team Love has secured the ultimate location for celebrations of Bristol’s music scene. The historic Westgate Building on Nelson Street will open its doors to a pop-up club for three nights from Thursday 16thto Saturday 18thAugust and will feature legendary talent not to be missed.

Hear No Evil – A Taste of Bristol with Resident Advisor - Thursday 16th August 2012

Resident Advisor, the world’s leading underground dance music platform, has put together another stellar showcase of acts. From the cutting edge sounds of the Young Echo Collective who have recently been hailed as the future of what was once known as dubstep – to the main room power of local boy done good Dan Pearce aka Eats Everything who has shot to fame in the last 12 months. Livity Sound – Bristol legend Peverelist’s brand new imprint brings its live show to the event with the super group of Peverelist, Kowton and Asusu – they will be playing one of their only gigs outside Fabric and Boiler Room.

Last up but by no means least Outboxx will be getting the crowds dancing with their sophisticated take on house music.

Tickets £5 in advance: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?387093

Hear No Evil - Futureboogie Recordings Presents - Friday 17th August

Musical powerhouse Futureboogie has a fabulous line–up for the Friday night, starting with New York legend Eric Duncan’s first Bristol appearance. Originally one half of the uber hip Rub N Tug, Eric has branched out and has been enjoying massive success with partner Olivier. His Dr Dunks guise has also been causing a stir and his gig list reads like a dream for any discerning disco fan, described by the legend DJ Harvey as “the best editor on the planet right now”.

Couple that with local heroes Christophe and Lukas plus rising stars Behling & Simpson who are still riding high in many top 10’s with their Work That Body EP and revellers can expect one exciting party.

Tickets £5 In advance:  http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?387097

Hear No Evil – Bristol Soundclash - Saturday 18th August

A selection of Bristol’s finest from the past, the present and the future playing a mixture of soul, boogie, rare groove, house and classics. Smith and Mighty have been producing since the 1980’s, working with other local legends including Massive Attack when Trip Hop first made its break onto the Bristol music scene. Flying the disco flag for boogie lovers is Laminate Radio, a collaboration between Blue Fontaine and Gus Pirelli, along with drum and bass legend DJ Krust. If that’s not enough, this packed night will also feature locals Boca 45 and Feel The Real.

Tickets £5 in advance: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?387100

See No Evil is part of the London 2012 Festival, a spectacular 12-week nationwide celebration running from 21 June until 9 September 2012 bringing together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK. It is organised with the support of the Arts Council England, Bristol City Council and Bristol University.

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Editors Notes:

Artist Line up

Inkie - Creator of the ink nouveau style and one of Europe’s top graffiti artist. See No Evil creator.

Conor harrington  - One of Ireland finest contemporary oil painters,carrying over his distinct style onto very big walls      

L'atlas  - One of Paris’s heavyweight artists L’atlas paints his geometric pattern installations across Europe, the US and Africa.                   

Nychos  - Nychos’ trademark inside out animals and 50’s cartoon graphic are a big hit with street art fans of all ages.

Flying Fortress - The teddy trooper from Germany, with his own range of toys, Flying Fortress has just finished a major solo show in NYC        

Seize – Seize specialises in trademark, large scale, geometric maps.                  

M-City - Large scale industrial stencil scenes from one of Poland’s most popular street artists

PixelPancho -     

Mark bode - Son of the legendary creator of Cheech Wiz Graffiti character, he has continued to advance his father’s God like status amongst fans across the globe

Cantwo - Widely renowned as the king of German graff and one of the finest lettering experts in the world.

Chu  - Chu’s complex 3D work has to be seen to the be believed.

Satone- Large scale graphical pieces are Satone’s trademark.

Lyken - Mark Lyken’s captivating geometric cosmic paintings have recently cause a lot of interest in the graff futurism scene.

Mr Jago - Mr Jago is world renowned for his Roboto abstraction paintings and frequently exhibits around the globe.

China Mike – One of the most popular artists from last year and a stalwart of the local scene

Sickboy  - Prolific artist Sickboy has exhibited across the globe and appeared in the Banksy movie exit through the gift shop

Nick Walker - Home grown talent Nick Walker has been at the forefront of the UK scene since the mid 80’s. He painted the UK’s largest mural at See No Evil last year

Lucy Mclauchlan - One of the leading international female street artists and a member of the outsiders collective.

ROA - Anatomical genius and a global street art superstar, ROA was the first artist to paint this year.

Remed – Spanish based artists Remed paints Mattisse /Picassoesque iconic pieces around the globe

Chase - One of the LA street art scene’s hottest names with paintings all over Downtown,  Venice and West Hollywood

More names TBC

About the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival

The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad is the largest cultural celebration in the history of the modern Olympic and Paralympic Movements. Spread over four years, it is designed to give everyone in the UK a chance to be part of London 2012 and inspire creativity across all forms of culture, especially among young people.

The culmination of the Cultural Olympiad will be the London 2012 Festival, a spectacular 12-week nationwide celebration bringing together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK, from Midsummers Day on 21 June and running until the final day of the Paralympic Games on 9 September 2012.The London 2012 Festival will celebrate the huge range, quality and accessibility of the UK’s world-class culture including dance, music, theatre, the visual arts, fashion, film and digital innovation, giving the opportunity for people across the UK to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Principal funders of the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival are Arts Council England, Legacy Trust UK and the Olympic Lottery Distributor. BP and BT are Premier Partners of the Cultural Olympiad and the London 2012 Festival.

For more details on the programme, to download the London 2012 Festival official guide and to sign up for information visit www.london2012.com/festival

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