On the 4th December we will be joined by Will Barras, Steff Plaetz & Mr Jago; our favourite artists from Bristol. They will be painting live as part of their Scrawl Collective Reunion; Triumvirate. This is a rare opportunity to see these 3 Bristol legends in action. Plus to keep you fed and watered all evening we’ll have winter warmers and tasty grub on hand from the Rockwell Bar and our trusty Meatball Bros. Entry is FREE just let us know you’re coming here. More details below.
EndoftheLine host SCRAWL COLLECTIVE: TRIUMVIRATE at Rockwell House, this December!
EndoftheLine and Scrawl Collective are preparing the exhibition of the year with Will Barras, Mr Jago and Steff Plaetz.
The art group Scrawl Collective started life in 1999.
Founder Ric Blackshaw had just finished the book Scrawl dirty graphics and strange characters, a groundbreaking book that charted the influence of graffiti, DIY punk ethics, comic books and street art on mainstream visual culture.
From this seminal book and it’s follow up Scrawl Too more dirt, sprang Scrawl Collective; a loose organization of street artists, illustrators and graphic designers.
Ric launched Scrawl Collective with three then relatively unknown artists, Will Barras, Mr Jago and Steff Plaetz. They had all met in the febrile atmosphere of Bristol’s burgeoning 90’s graffiti explosion and the exciting music and club scenes that provided so many artists with their first paid work. With this central trio of Barras, Jago and Plaetz, Scrawl Collective began doing live painting events quickly gaining a reputation for their playful, doodle aesthetic, collaborating with local artists and carving a niche within what was then the very early beginnings of the world wide street art scene.
2014 sees the collective celebrating 15 years of existence and to cap a year of print releases by Scrawl artists (old and new) and by collaborators from those early world travels the original Scrawl Collective three, Will Barras, Mr Jago and Steff Plaetz will be painting together for the first time since Scrawl Collectives groundbreaking Elephant Technique show in 2006.
This is a rare not to be missed chance to see these three artists do what they do best and join Scrawl Collective in celebrating a 15 year journey through the hybridisation of street art, illustration and graphics.
Alongside this visual spectacle we will have a night of music, drinks and food on the Rockwell rooftop.
10-14 Hewett Street
6PM – 11PM
This week we’ve been pretty spoilt for great company. Beyond the events we have on the Rockwell rooftop with the likes of Joe Driscoll, Josh Whitehouse, Reeps One and the Sambroso Sambroso family, we’ve been joined by EndoftheLine favourites Anthony Lister & David Walker.
On the morning of Thursday 2nd October we leapt out of our beds, threw on our messiest and got ready for the day ahead, for it was the long awaited 13 Coins Comic launch at Rockwell House, and needless to say, we were hella stoked!
13 Coins is the latest work from the incredible Simon Bisley, Martin Brennan & Michael B.Jackson.
It tells the story of a ex-con who sets off on a quest of vengeance when he realises he is a fallen angel and he is the key to Earths future, or Heaven’s fall….
The comic launched this week and we were super stoked to have the launch event on the Rockwell House rooftop on the 3rd October 2014. This wasn’t just a launch party, this was an all out paint event with the live painting from our good friends and London street legends Odisy, Gent 48, Jim Vision & EOTL’s Jim Vision, but ALSO from comic artists Siku, Simon Davis, Rufus Dayglo and the man of the hour, Simon Bisley.
Jim Vision has hit the streets of Shoreditch after a little while of laying low. He returns with this incredible adaptation of the 2000AD artist, Jim Murray’s Dark Elf, which stands proud in the King John car park.
So a couple of weekends ago saw us going to the inaugural City of Colours Festival in Birmingham, and what a great way to start on what hopefully will be many more festivals to come.
Last week was a First Thursday event that we were all super stoked about.
A few months back, street art journalist and master chef Matt Strutt formed charity Give Crohn’s a Slap From Me. Aiding Crohn’s and Colitis UK, the charity brings together some of the artists from around the world to design a ‘slap’ in the form of a Priority Mail sticker which were sent back and collected to go in to an exhibition and eventually a book to be sold for the cause.
Last weekend saw us whisking off to Brum-Town for the inaugural (and long awaited) City of Colours Festival.
The line-up was sick, all of our friends were going, we knew it had been well organised, but
Over the past few weeks we’ve been having a sly chinwag with some very exciting people.
Simon Bisley, Martin Brennan and Michael B. Jackson to be exact. They’ve launched a new comic called 13 Coins which tells the tale of superhero, John Pozner, a tormented ex-com on a quest for vengeance, when he discovers that he is descended angel, and is the living key to the Earth’s future, or Heaven’s fall.
This Thursday 4th September, First Thursday’s return to the Rockwell House rooftop. Only this time we’ve put a twist on it.
Rockwell House are proud to be hosting the give crohn’s a slap from me charity live paint jam. Read more for more details….