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Widewalls trailer

I had a great time at easter with Widewalls, unfortunately those tricky guys at Saft films managed to convince me to front the bloody thing. I’ve worked with Saft many times before and soon the camera kings Zoomintrude and Nano shakes and myself fell into our old Rinky Dink Productions habits. The Final 6 minutes 66 second version should be released some time over the coming weeks.

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Meanwhile….

So as i slog through the mud in the Unfairground down in Pilton, there’s a small show of my work on at Andrew Lamberty’s out west on the Pimilco Road. Talk about extremes!  Andrews space is lush. A large plush room of beautiful things, so i’ve risen to the luxury expectations of the area and installed some very very high class trash.

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Site wear

So they are OFF, the unfairground uncrew in a fleet of sketchy vans and musty trailers head down to their summer pitch at Worth farm. Roll up Roll up, for the strangest crew on earth!
You’ve seen the julian Temple film, you know we don’t read books, now here’s the Tea shirt! Thanks for Jakey for modelling the various site garbs.

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Before

fieldThe Unfairground ‘Before’ shot, all is quiet before the storm.

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Easter beach break

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I Got the call around mid February, How do you fancy a week in the sun end of March painting an old ice cream parlour/cafe/hotel? The only snag being that the Hotel was being demolished soon after and this was the last weekend available to paint the thing inside and out…. oh and we were going make a movie about the 48 hours we had to do it.

Mission improbable it was, but with a good local team. Chris and Heinz, Roberto the local paint guy, the spray paint shop Linea6 and the wonderful Edith, her twin daughters and son, we might just pull it off. Easter of course brings it’s own problems, it often rains. Flights and hotels become problematic and the whole island shuts down for the most sombre event in the christian year.

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With everything set on the thursday before Easter the artists started to arrive, we had a little over 48 hours together with the clocks going forward on sunday night, tight was only screwed tighter. Flying in for the weekend were Loomit, Zadok, Sickboy & Kelster, Nick Walker, Lucy Mclaughlin & Matt Watson, Conor Harrington and myself with Banek and Ezequiel 
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Collaboration between myself, sickboy and Zadok

Saft films and ian Wallkandy tore around the site frantically documenting through a smog of paint and beer fumes. The setting was incredible and the house came alive, the oldest part of the building was at its core a hotel and the layout of the rooms, the vanished ceilings and exposed beams, lent itself well to our use of it as a ruined gallery. A maze of dark dead ends and tiny corridors that opened into crumbling courtyards. 
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Although the pressure was on, in such a wonderful location with amazing local food and people popping round, a lot of fun was had. We had a few near misses but we all survived. The local guys Ezequiel and Banek tore it up, zadok painted till his taxi took him to the airport. I haven’t laughed as much for a long time, and can’t wait to see the short film that comes out of it. Ended up popping something up on Hotel Zhero…they did ask…Honest. For more info on the project and to find out when the film will be released check out Widewalls or catch up with them on Facebook.

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Curtains

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So i’ve been mucking around with some old masters, poor old Holbien gets it this time, if you listen very closely you can hear him turn in his grave. Skulls and drapes, it’s curtains either way.

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Easter in mallorca

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So those nice folks at Widewalls have invited a load of artists to paint up an old ice cream parlour on the beach that is due for demolition. Easter in the sun…Now thats more like it.

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Studio work

Spelling it out

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Spelling it out, the shhhh, the I and the T triptych, 90cm by 90 cm canvases,

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Putting on the Ritz

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With the Ritz just out the window, thought they needed a little extra security. Thanks to Ian Cox for the great photos
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Train

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Early test print of a new Single colour stencil of a german KVB train (1.4m) on white fabrino paper. Excuse the toes.