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7 December 2010

It Took Two Nights & A Day To Find The Way - NEW piece for DREAMBOAT inkygoodness exhibition

Returning for a glorious winter show, INKYGOODNESS are putting on the DREAMBOAT show and I've got a brand new piece on display for it. My new artwork is titled "It Took Two Nights & A Day To Find The Way" and is roughly A1 in size, painted directly onto wood with acrylic paint and distressed with sandpaper and varnish.

Opening this Friday at 7pm in the START GALLERY (that nice room above Start The Bus), the show has artwork from a whole bunch of incredibly talented illustrator types. They'll be lots of things to purchase in the shop, as well as off the walls, including my "Beware Of Yellow Snow" A5 giclee print.

GROTESQUES is still on (til 19th Dec). Read more about my 3D sculptures here.

Below are some sneaky peeks at the new artwork and info about the night. See you on Friday!

30 November 2010

Promo video - a woodland date - for Grotesques

DARK promo video from the woodlands filmed for the new GROTESQUES show run by Antlers Gallery, in Bristol.

Preview: Thursday 2nd December, 5pm-8pm
(Show continues til 19th December.)
: 3 Whiteladies Gate, Bristol, BS8 2PH

19 November 2010

Birdboy Sculptures for GROTESQUES show

Birdboy is back and this time in 3D. Over the last few months I've been working on a group of Birdboy characters for the GROTESQUES show run by Antlers Gallery, in Bristol. I'll be showing work alongside other Bristol-based artists and illustrators, including Amy Timms, Tom Mead, Tim Lane & Rose Sanderson. Below are some sneaky peeks of the finished sculptures, but to see the whole piece, you'll need to come along to the actual exhibition, which opens on
Thursday 2nd December, 5pm-8pm
(Show continues til 19th December.)
: 3 Whiteladies Gate, Bristol, BS8 2PH

25 October 2010

Painting Murals at The Canteen, Bristol

I've been painting some murals at The Canteen (Bristol) recently. Here are some images. The final one is by a wonderful artist called Tomasin. Check out more of her work here.

11 October 2010

6 October 2010

Bird Drawings to appear on walls...

Coming very soon to a Bristol venue... some of my bird drawings. More news right round the corner, but for now here's a new sketch of one of the birds in flight.

28 September 2010

Paint The Bus Murals (Part 2)

More murals at Start The Bus (Bristol) from myself. Go down and have a look at the work-in-progress from the likes of Inkygoodness (Lisa Hassell & Michelle Turton), Hot Soup (Russ Henry), Seb Burnett, Cami Dobrin, Hannah Baber, Laurie Stansfield, Ben Goodman, Josh Burgess.

First one is based on optical illusions and the work I did on a recent skate-deck for the 'DECKED' show last month. The second is based on an older drawing of mine, which will soon be a limited edition t-shirt (more news on that soon!).

We'll be painting the outside next...

9 September 2010

Inkygoodness 4 - The Videos... and more

With the opening night of the Inkygoodness Show bringing in over 700 people and with work selling fast, the fourth show from the curators Lisa Hassell and Michelle Turton is, by far, the best one yet. Below are three videos documenting the event.

Also included are some photos of the final piece from myself called "It's All Going To Be OK". Read a review about the show and my artwork on Collective Review.

27 August 2010

Inkygoodness - Play - Exhibition... Coming soon!

Inkygoodness 4 is just round the corner (info after the pictures!). Below are two of the three pieces that will be going into the show from myself. The theme is 'PLAY'. The first piece is called 'Duck Of Death' and is a surreal, risky game where you can imagine pitting your wits against the morbid duck! The second is painted on the back of a used skateboard deck and is entitled 'Play With My Mind'. I've been enjoying drawing optical illusions recently and liked the idea of someone's puzzled brain being represented by these shapes, as if the problems that they are trying to solve are perhaps impossible. (Facebook Event)

Inkygoodness invite you to come and play!

Entertaining new artwork, limited edition prints and lively installations all lovingly created by a specially selected group of international artists and illustrators, inspired by the theme of 'Play'.

Featuring: Dave Bain / Seb Burnett / Colourbox / Docvek / Marcus Butt / Stephen Chan / DBO / Camelia Dobrin / Hannah Baber / Steph Baxter / Sarah Dennis / Christiane Engel / Good Wives & Warriors / Lisa Hassell / Kate Hindley / Carlos Garde-Martin /Mister Millerchip / Simon David Mills / George Mitchell / Moot / Olive47 / Tom J.Newell / Vicky Newman / Steve Rack / Log Roper / Steven Silverwood / Juan Salas / Jason Devine / Matt Saunders / Leila Shetty / Karin Soderquist / Ben Steers / Mc Bess / Michelle Turton / Toy Factory / Simon Wild / Mark Wilkinson & Gizem Vural.

Private View: September Thursday 2nd 2010
Venue: EAST Gallery, 216 Brick Lane, London
Time: 6.30pm - 10pm
RSVP to: inkygoodness@easy.com
The Exhibition will run until September 12th 2010
Open Daily 1pm - 7pm

Exclusive AMMO 'Play' Issue Launch!
To celebrate their debut London show, Inkygoodness have teamed up with AMMO Magazine on a special 'Play' themed issue of the magazine. Featuring many of the 'Play' artists, Inkygoodness are proud to present an exclusive preview of this limited edition issue, available to purchase on the opening night for just £5!

The exhibition features over 120 one-off artworks and limited edition prints, many of which are available to purchase in the gallery or on our new online shop after the gallery preview at www.inkygoodness.bigcartel.com, prices start from £50.

The Illustrators online
More info about the participating illustrators can be found via

18 August 2010

A/V set from Big Chill Festival 2010

The British Film Institute invited electronic producer LUKAS, VJs LUMEN & OCD and myself to perform on their stage for the Big Chill Festival 2010.

See previous blog post for details on preparation work for this

Below are pictures from the night including the set-ups and a 5 minute edit of the one hour piece.

Live @ The Big Chill. Lukas, Dave Bain, Lumen & OCD from Lumen.

13 August 2010

Decked 2010 Exhibition

15th - 29th August 2010

Private View: 18th August: 6-9.30pm

Coningsby Gallery, 30 Tottenham Street, London

Original one-off pieces of artwork on the back of skateboard decks! That is what DECKED is all about. It was a lot of fun being involved in the first one last year and have included my piece 'PINBALL HEAD' (see below) this year. VANS are sponsoring the show and I was one of a handful of the exhibitors lucky enough to customise a pair of VANS trainers. If you are in London on the 18th August, come along to the Private View from 6pm...

Featured on DESIGN WEEK
Featured on DECKED blog

Artists confirmed include: Aaron Petz / Adam Chandler / Alastair Barnett / Aramas Ridge / Ben Twiston-Davies / BonBon / Camellie / Cristina Guitian / Dan Frye / Dan Kitchener/ Darren John / Dave Bain / DocVek / EJ Miles / Elfin / Ellie Cryer / Emma Day / Finbarr (DAC) / Helena Chessher / JD Simmons / Jenism / Jenny Dubet / Jenny Noscoe / Jim Nolan / Katie Diederich / Kayleigh Wells / Lee Nutland / Leticia Credidio / Lisa Hassell / Lisa Humphreys / Log Roper / Louis Michel / Louise Brangwin / Luke Overin / Mark Frudd / Martin Squires / Michelle Turton / Moose and Yeti / Mr Penfold / Oliver Winconek / Onion / Owen Gildersleeve / Peskimo / Phil Hope / Rose Sanderson / Sam Fella / Sarah King / Sarah Wharton / Seb Burnett / Simon Mills / Skaffa / SNUB / Stef Rigby / The 5683 / Thea Schultheiss / Tom Stanley / Tom Symonds / Vicky Newman / Yee Kuit

Link: Decked website