Competition Time!!

I moved studios recently after 8 years…with 8 years worth of tat, cardboard tubes, knick knacks and trash. Some of this stuff i just haven’t got room for, some i am tired looking at it and some of it’s therapeutic. So its Competition Time! All you have to do is Photograph yourself under this flashing arrow behind East Croydon Station.

A few weeks ago for the #CroydonRising festival Croydon Council backed the installation of my I AM HERE sign See below :


Id like you to get your self down to Croydon ( details below ) Strike a pose! Be Fabulous… or not…make yourself known or at least memorable! Be imaginative? Be bold, brave, but be seen! Look at the lovely prizes on offer today!

 In order to WIN!


50 x 50 test spray for larger diet life work

Silkscreen on Babinga veneer, 1m x 55cm


Ruler in for scale 1.5x 3.2m on fabrino paper robbie the robot test spray

detail

Ruler in for scale! Test spray on fabrino paper 2.1m x 1.5m
Mr potato test spray


A4 size work on aluminium

All you have to do make  a post of yourself under the sign to win one of a number of the above work and prints. There are 5 prizes so and they will be given to the most deserving entry. Either Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, @Dotmasters with #IAMHERE #Croydon Rising

or email it to: info[ at ] dotmaster.co.uk    with subject #IAMHERE

Competition ends 19th of October Winners announced 23rd Oct.

You gotta be in it to win it!

HOW TO FIND IT

Its a regeneration zone so things change quickly round there, its of a new walkway off Dingwall road in Croydon that runs parallel with the tracks of East Croydon station

So heres the  map location https://goo.gl/maps/PNbpvwjsEKS2

if you coming by train as you get off the train Its at the last left hand exit facing away from the station. and back into London , down the steps from the walkway  and its in front of the steps.

I Believe there is a Croydon Rising App that helps you find all the new work around town here https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/rise-festival/id1420023039?mt=8

 

Unfairground Fuji Rock 2018

When we found out there was no Glastonbury 2018 we decided to take the Unfairground on tour. Having presented some of the sideshows in the Palace of Wonder (the late night spot at Fuji Rock) in 2012, when Glastonbury last rested the land, It seemed only natural to take the whole motley crew off to Naeba for 2018’s 20th anniversary of Fuji rock !

 For our Japanese trip we recruited Unfairground favourites Ben Eine and Inkie on painting duties as well as Local legend Masagon and Myself. We packed Sam Haggerty’s sculptures into a shipping container or two and sent them off to Japan in May.


Pryratrix Circus Joined us to help entertain the crowds, with Born on road, Jagz Kooner and Jack from Children of acid providing the tunes for the weekend. In all a Uncrew of 50 headed off for the mountains of Naeba, taking a slice of site life to fields of Fuji rock.


Ben Eine mixes it up

Inkie’s kongee

Masagon went Dotty

And Dotty went freehand.
With the hottest weather on record, the Unfairground crew melted across the old Orange court. Thankfully The Typhoon that hit us Saturday night didn’t cause too much damage. We’d like to Thank Naeba and Yuzawa councils for inviting us, Smash go round for making it all happen and Bryan burton lewis for being so special. Thanks to all who came, threw some shapes and tagged us in those million photos that got taken! Thanks Guys it was real!



Unfairground At Fuji Rock

There’s no Glastonbury this year so the Unfairground family are off on a rock and roll holiday to Fuji Rock Festival in Naeba Japan.

Each day at the festival see’s each one of our glastonbury venues, The Acid house, The bangin’ Salon Carousel and Jagz Kooner’s Acid lounge  take control of the music with the scene set with sculptures from the Unfairgrounds own Ringmaster Sam Haggerty .

This years artists will be painting huge stand alone walls built against the backdrop of the Naeba mountains. Both Ben Eine and Inkie will be joining the Dotmasters and our fave local guy Masagon!

With The Pyratrix Circus bringing the performance side of crazy to the field, the whole unfairground Uncrew fam up sticks to a far flung field in the mountains of Japan.

 

 

Been busy Painting

Noticed the other day that there hasn’t been a post up here since new years! Well i’ve been busy painting around the place. Below are some high lights from the first 3 months of 2018, Liverpool, London and Laos…All the L’s

Portobello

Nice to be painting in Portobello again, on the left you can see graffik Gallery’s indigo get up.

Penge

It’s not often i get given a wall to trash. I love painting these groups of bags, but the content is often a hard sell. Very few wall owners want a permanent reminder of the weeks refuse painted on their wall, so a massive thank you to the Kacper Deli and the very patient Penge Barbers for letting me drop a special Penge pile Halfway up their High St. Walls and support as ever from @ldncallingblog


Kings cross

Asked to try the Market Road gallery bookable wall system out. Yep! It works.


Great portland street

When snow blasted London in early March, a group of about 160 homeless people moved into the disused 17.5 million pound ($24 million) eight-storey building in Great Portland Street, making it the biggest single shelter in the capital.

The occupation – due to end on Monday with a court ordering their eviction – has sparked a citywide debate involving London Mayor Sadiq Khan about the treatment of growing numbers of homeless people.

Sleeping on the streets – or rough sleeping – has risen in England for seven consecutive years, according to government figures, with more than 1,000 homeless in London and more than 4,100 nationally, a 134 percent jump since 2010..

The building developers started to board the windows on the bottom floor after complaints from tenants, effectively blacking out the communal kitchen, with evection looming i was asked to draw some attention to their plight.

Laos

Crazy weekend…yep i did say weekend to Laos! Birthday madness in Luang Prabang with Nam Khan Projects.

Liverpool

January visits up north with one man arts. Lots of fun dropping the kids around liverpool

liverpool echo

 

That’s all Folks! 2017


It’s been an amazing year 2017! we’ve had trips to the Beruit in the middle east, Cannes, Glastonbury…Penge! It’s been a blinder! Bigger and better tings planned for 2018, with trips to Japan and South America already in the diary! Thanks to all that have been involved in this one. No doubt we’ll be at it again next year together. Happy Christmas and i wish you all you’d wish yourself for 2018!

Moniker art fair and new print release

It’s been a busy summer and i’ve noticed i haven’t posted since Glastonbury…whoops.

I have a new print out this week to coincide with an installation i’ve made for Graffik gallery for the Moniker art fair which opens tonight the 5th of October and runs over the weekend. Drop in, it’s a great group of galleries from all over the world.

The new print is a reworking of Indigo dropping a smile onto one of the first Dotmasters series, it’s a new work tagging an old work. i did a small edition years ago to coincide with a show in London, since then indigo has traveled the world from America to Japan. i’ve been asked for the print too many times so back by popular command here she is.

She comes in 4 great colours  each an edition of 25, and was beautifully printed by Ben at Mesh silkscreens in Bristol.

Size | 35cm x 93cm
Method | 5 colour print screen
Paper | 375 gsm Lambeth cotton rag by Mesh Silk Screen.
Edition 25 of each colour-way, signed, blind stamped and numbered by artist
Colour-ways | Grey, Fluro orange, Silver and Gold
Price | £180 incl. p&p or £450 for the set

Available here

There’s loads of new stuff in the show so pop in and check it out, also dropping these new stickers during the weekend which will be available online from graffik and here in the shop.
Hopefully see you there.

Unfairground 17

Ahhh, Glastonbury, It’;s a double edged sword. An obstacle course through a chaotic fairground. Due to the Cannes lions gig appearing in the middle of my usual build, work started early in June, dragging the sideshows out, fixing trailers, building 28 foot mouths the usual thing for a uncrew carnie . Each year we ask a new artist to paint the hoardings in the unfairground. I’ve know Inkie for many years and thought his style would give a post victorian edge to our twisted fairground setting.

This year i brought a new sideshow, Small fortunes, Dystopian futures that favour the unfair! Cross there palms in silver and delve into the future from our resident fortune tellers the Queens of the Underworld and Ted’s Walker. We had queues of the curious leaving satified if not perplexed.

We had a cracking year, with the misery of the previous years festival forgotten. No one can remember a hotter build, a fuller or friendlier festival. We had a Cracker!

Usual thanks to all the Uncrew! The folly family, our incredible production staff, everyone on the bars back stage and back! Jagz kooner, Bez, Scouse and fatty for the battle bus stage. OIf course for Sam Haggerty making it all happen in the first place and all those who came, watched the freak shows, danced and drank the night away or those that lost their shirts on the sideshows.

It was a cracking year, always a little Unfair but a bloody good laugh

 

 

Cannes Lions 17

Didn’t really know too much about this festival before i was asked to decorate a sea front house for this advertising award brouhaha. Cannes, the perpetual summer luxury conference center location, hosts the major media bands for the Cannes Lions Awards. The beachfront is turned into a media playground with bands, brands and sands. There is not a dry throat in the house.

June is always Glastonbury and the unfairground and leaving site, from a ratty trailer to a rosé fuelled piss up on a beach was quite bloody culture shock..paint in the sun all week.then fly back to return on  the Friday of the festival, back to the unfairground family of freaks, but more of that later…

Cannes is best described through pictures. A big Thanks to Ruby stone Productions for making it all happen, IPG Mediabrands , UM and Initiative as well as Jay Streetplay

It was a funny week, a dream like break from the shouty field on worthy farm. I met a lot of people, thanks to Rita ora, Halle berry and Hannah Bronfman for being such good sports and showing me how a selfie works.