You can’t have failed to notice the jaw-dropping street art on Bristol’s Nelson Street – the result of last year’s See No Evil project – and now they’re back for an even bigger 2012. Starting on Monday 13 August, with 30 carefully selected artists from all over the globe creating works of art on Nelson Street, the event culminates with a New York Style Block Party on 18 August and viewing day on 19 August. Curated by Bristol-bred graffiti legend Inkie, See No Evil 2012 artists include Lyken, Nick Walker and Conor Harrington. There will also be musical entertainment in the form of Hear No Evil. Here are some of the highlights…
A taste of Bristol – Resident Advisor (Thursday August 16)
Resident Advisor, the world’s leading underground dance music platform, has what looks set to be 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 dub step – to the main room power of local boy done good Dan Pearce aka Eats Everything – also featuring Livity Sound, Outboxx and more. Venue: Westgate Building. Tickets £5.
Futureboogie Recordings Presents (Friday August 17)
Bristol label, club night, booking agency and management company Futureboogie have grown from a well respected local crew to a globally recognized musical team. Releases spanning genres and styles have been lapped up throughout the UK and beyond. And they’ve nailed a fabulous line–up for Hear No Evil, including New York legend Eric Duncan’s first Bristol appearance. Venue: Westgate Building. Tickets £5.
Mail, Maps and Motion (Friday August 17)
Joanie Lemercier of world-renowned projection experts AntiVJ and Adrian Utley of Portishead have been commissioned to collaborate on an immersive performance in the Passenger Shed in Temple Meads. This free ticketed performance, which is curated by Watershed, will also feature a film programme, supporting special guests and a host of performers including Will Gregory of Goldfrapp. Starts 7pm.
Block Party (Saturday August 18)
Nelson Street will come alive with a huge New York Style Block Party, featuring six outdoor music stages showcasing the best of Bristol’s music culture – including Crazy P Soundsysytems, The Boogie Cartel, Brassroots and Jus – live illustration, painting and plus a few special guests. All this will be set against a backdrop of live street painting, B-boying, stalls, bars and food. Runs from 12pm – 9pm. Free of charge.
Longplaya (Saturday August 18)
One disused building, a mass of catalytic cardboard geometrics and over 20 local artists. Hosted by Epoch Design, this year See No Evil brings you Longplaya an interactive art installation. Local artists will fill the cave-like concept arena to paint, print, carve and produce individual sectors, completing a collective visual masterpiece at Westgate House as party of the Block Party. Much of the commissioned artwork created during the day will be auctioned off to support Bristol based creative outreach projects, namely the Knowle West Media Centre in the South of the city and Trinity Community Arts in the North.
Full programme details, more information and tickets available at www.seenoevilbristol.co.uk