STOKESCROFT FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS 2014
For EVENTS CALENDAR:
To celebrate the First Stokes Croft Festival of the Arts, we will release a limited edition A2 print of the publicity poster. This will come in four colour ways, and will be released on Monday 8th September.
The sale of these prints will go towards the financing of the Festival. Price will be minimum £20 and will be available to buy at PRSC. A proportion of these will be available online.
The print features E.W. Godwin, the “Patron Saint of Stokes Croft”.
Godwin was born near Stokes Croft, and built the Carriageworks and also the gothic building on which Banksy’s Mild Mild West is painted. He was an extraordinary free thinking polymath, a major influence in the Aesthetic Movement, and generally cool dude.
NEW RELEASE: MADIBA MANDELA BY FELIX BRAUN
SIGNED EDITION OF 100
Size: A2 (42.0 x 59.4cm)
Printed by Jacknife and Mark my Words Screen Printers
for The Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft
Celebrating the life of Nelson ‘Madiba’ Mandela,
Felix ‘FLX’ Braun’s latest print
evokes the one-time South African President’s earlier life
as a revolutionary firebrand.
Madiba was Nelson’s clan name,
the name black South Africans referred to him by; and the name
they chanted in their 100s of thousands when he passed away.
The print echoes the style of political posters from the ‘60s,
whose potent messages were delivered using rough and ready graphics,
printed cheaply and quickly on makeshift screens
the inks pulled through hand- cut stencils.
Felix spoke at great length to the talented folk at
Jacknife Posters and Mark My Words Screen Printing,
about how to produce the desired effect.
The result is clear for all to see.
ALL PROFITS TO THE PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF STOKES CROFT
Now available to buy at PRSC HQ, 35 Jamaica Street, or online
BELOW: FLX and Dones at work on the Nelson Mandela Tribute Mural
on the PRSC Outdoor Gallery wall in ‘Jamaica Street, Stokes Croft.
The mural can be viewed here until end of March 2014.
Homage to the Bristol Scroll.Reinventing the Bristol Scroll for the 21st Century. Exhibition in the Bearpit Dec. to Feb 2014
The Bristol scroll will be well known to anybody over forty. The City’s name was carried in this form by every bus in the city and its surrounding areas from 1965 until the mid 1980s. Created by an artist unknown, this beautiful rendition of Bristol was first used in 1910 by the Bristol Aviation Company, and became the Bristol “Brand” across the globe, during a period of rapid industrial expansion and innovation.
Six of Bristol’s finest Graffiti artists reinvent the scroll in their own styles, reminding us of a period when Bristol seemed to control its destiny, whilst simultaneously reappropriating this symbol of pride and independence for the City.
The work of these six graffiti artists clearly demonstrates that they are in fact the pre-eminent calligraphers of our time.
The exhibition takes place in the Bearpit Outdoor Gallery, the sunken roundabout at the bottom of Stokes Croft, until February 2014.
The six artists involved are: 3-Dom, Deams, Inkie, 45RPM, Ged Palmer and Paris.
The show is designed by the Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft.
100 A2 screen prints of each design will be made available for sale from Dec. 12th, priced at £20. Tee shirts of each design will also be made available, proceeds going towards the work of PRSC and the Bearpit.
Prints and tee shirts will be available at PRSC HQ, 35 Jamaica Street, the Harbourside Christmas market, the Bearpit, and online at prscshop.co.uk
Inkie Print: Edition of 100
One of six different Tees available.
Projections of early Bristol biplanes. (South Tunnel)
“Lloyds, Boots, Tesco etc., PAY YOUR TAXES” by Sepr (South Tunnel)
You are invited to an exhibition ‘Adapt & Thrive?’ by Katharina Nyilas at The People’s Republic of Stokes Croft HQ, 35 Jamaica Street.
The exhibition aims to highlight and question the effect we have on our wildlife and surroundings, from the wildlife in our urban gardens, illegal poaching in Africa to the vast oceans we take our food from and pollute.
The opening night is this Friday from 7pm – 10pm and all are welcome.
Original artwork, affordable giclee prints, screen prints, t-shirts and tote bags will be available to purchase in the shop.
The exhibition will be running until the 15th November 2013.
An extraordinary exhibition about activists and activism which will take place in the Bearpit at the bottom of Stokes Croft and, running in tandem, an exhibition of activist ceramics at the PRSC HQ.
Come to the PRSC HQ, have a glass or two, take a stroll to the Bearpit.
The exhibition will take place in North, South and East tunnels and on the newly constructed cube.
Following months of negotiation, we painted this piece of work on the Western Power Electricity Box that supplies Cabot Circus. The bear, which stands proudly in the Bear Pit is a symbol of bottom-up regeneration.
This is a potent image to have at the gateway to the City, in an area dominated by corporate imagery.
“Stand up, Bristol!
Spraycan work and Stand Up design: Epok. Logistics and concept: Chris Chalkley