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
Come to unveiling of URSA Bear Sculpture Friday 10th May at 6.30pm, in the Bearpit, bottom of Stokes Croft.
On Friday evening Mayor George Ferguson will unveil “Ursa”, a major new work by Jamie Gillman. Symbolic of the Bottom up approach to regeneration for which Stokes Croft is increasingly renowned, the bear stands on the roof of the men’s toilets in the Bearpit, a potent emblem for the Bearpit and the City.
A joint initiative between PRSC and the Bearpit Improvement Group, the sculpture reinforces the notion of Stokes Croft and the Bearpit as an Outdoor Gallery, and was funded by a grant from Arts Council England
There will be music provided by the Ambling band and others, and performance in the Bearpit will run into the evening.
The Art Container will host an exhibition of work by Jamie Gillman, which will include several original works and a limited edition A2 signed print of Ursa which will be offered at £20.
To see short film of the making of the Bear, visit :