What a weekend! TB&TC 2010 hit Brighton in a big way this weekend and we’ll be posting more photos as soon as scaffolding comes down and we catch our breath.
Archive for May, 2010
As Wet Paint Productions were out with the rollers today, Graff-City were busy delivering out paint order. The fact that we can’t now move for full boxes of Montana and Kobra tins in TB&TC HQ makes us happy. We’ve already tested the Kobra paint and it looks great. It could even be the new kid on the block! We have to say that organizing this amount of compressed colour for this many artists is never easy but our friends at GC made it so. Thanks guys and sorry you can’t be with us this weekend. We hope you can make the next one.
This is your map for the TB&TC weekend running 8/9 May and shows where all the paint sites are located and where the central installation and shop can be found. All roads lead to Brighton. Be there for some major work from amazing artists going big! Some as high as 10m and above on a cherry pickers and scaffold!!
The last wall of the day to be given a facelift was in Buckingham Street near Brighton Station. This spot will be painted by Blam, Smug One (down from Glasgow) and Estum, and it’s going to be a killer. All of these artists have serious kills and we can’t wait to show you the finished piece. Of course, you could always make it down to Brighton to see it going up for yourselves. Here is the LOCATION. And if it rains or you get a little thirsty there’s The Eddy pub directly opposite. TB&TC reaches the parts other paint jams cannot reach!
Wet Paint Productions, the organisers of TB&TC, earned the name today as we have spent most of it up scaffolding painting Prime Brighton, a great independent clothing shop in Gardner Street in the North Laine, in preparation for Remi/Rough’s arrival. We hope he’s not scared of heights as it a good few feet up as this picture proves. Anyone wanting to see Remi in action should be at this location on the corner of Church Street and Gardner Street from 11 am on Saturday to see a master at work!
At TB&TC HQ we’ve been receiving artists work for the last few days now and this cross section doesn’t even scratch the surface but we thought we’d give you a heads up anyway. We will have a lot of original work on sale at the TB&TC shop at Myhotel over the weekend of 8/9 May. The prices are as varied as the artist list. Hope to see you there.
Yesterday was the first day of Brighton Festival Fringe which has taken over the city and will last throughout May. The first day of the month also saw a few TB&TC artists doing their own things. This included Sinna painting live at Madame Geisha, Hutch painting the outside of Residence – Brighton’s first pop-up restaurant in Whitecross Street – as well as Funky Red Dog and T.WAT’s open house Vehicle Testing Station, 20 Cambridge Grove (venue 13 on the Hove Arts Trail). More from all three of them next weekend.
TB&TC artist T.WAT’s latest work has caught the attention of the national newspapers over the last few days during the countdown to the general election. The latest red top to feature his work is The Daily Star. We know this comes from the heart and despite the Banksy references, T.WAT’s art always projects his beliefs and that sets him aside from other artists’ work. You can see him getting up live over the TB&TC weekend of 8/9 May, by which time the outcome will be determined. So make sure you’re there to see him, Hutch, Hop Louie, Leeks, Stickee and Agent Provocateur get up in Gloucester Road, Brighton. And who knows, by then Brighton may even have the first ever elected Green MP.
Artwork has already begun to flood in from many of the TB&TC artists and all of it looks great and will be available to buy from our pop-up gallery at Myhotel over the weekend of 8/9 May. We are really excited to announce though that will also have some Latin flavour for you thanks to our very good friends at Graffiti Mundo, who based in the beautiful city of B.A work directly with some of the most exciting artists this city has to offer. Over Christmas we were lucky enough to go on their unique graffiti tour which the New York Times recently suggested as one of the top 10 things to do while there. Pictured is artwork from Fede of Run Don’t Walk, the huge talents that are Tec, Gualicho and the amazing Pum Pum – the first lady of B.A street art. This is a unique opportunity to get some great artwork at great prices from artists who are just starting to forge their way on the global scene!