At The Bench 504, owner Rob’s pursuit of quality graffiti, and the experience of travelling to paint, has led him to create a thriving business providing an exhibition space for a varied range of illustrators. It’s also enabled him to be involved in a range of projects, as well as protecting local graffiti spaces and introducing … [Read more…]
On 19th April the Secret Walls Live Illustration Final Battle takes place, after first rounds and semi-finals mid month. Birmingham has gained itself a reputation over recent years, winning and hosting some impressive artist battles. The event takes place at Boxxed in Digbeth, and you can turn up and pay on the door, or buy tickets … [Read more…]
Simply stated on the about page as ‘documenting life in birmingham and beyond’, Bowlers takes photos of graffiti artists, abandoned warehouses adorned with street art and a less often seen (due to padlocks and boarded up windows) side of Birmingham. His/her blog is well worth checking out. All photos are from Bowlers.
Birmingham’s premier graffiti artist versus illustrator battle ‘Secret Walls‘ has been making a comeback in recent months, with the Rainbow in Digbeth playing host to a series of live drawing sessions between some of the cities most well known sketchers. The artists are given a large canvas and 90 minutes to give it their best, … [Read more…]
Digbeth is Good have pointed out that the graffiti supplies shop in the Custard Factory, The Bench 504, have put their sofa up on eBay. Here’s the listing.
A painting by Chris Murtagh. This is in a way a continuation of my Digbeth series, most of the buildings are of that post industrial type, with some of them battered or missing, or past their prime If you look really closely (or read this blog post) you’ll see that the buildings feature graffiti from … [Read more…]
Tony Graffiti presents Keep Graffiti Real, Smoke Crack, Sign On… a graffiti exhibition at Green Street Arts. The exhibition launches on 14 October and will run through to 23 October. Digbeth is Good says there’ll be… …a house band, DJ Boogie Dave, Drop Beats Not Bombs along side DJ Rosko, as well as Emjay Ladie, DJ Punk N … [Read more…]
There’s an interview with Chu in the latest VNA. It’s not online, but here’s an excerpt: Where were you painting in those days? Back then you couldn’t afford a train ticket; you’d get a coach down to Bristol with a bag of paint. Because I worked for Walsall Youth Arts, there were only three sites … [Read more…]