MORE STREET ART UNVEILED IN BOURNEMOUTH

MORE STREET ART UNVEILED IN BOURNEMOUTH

We’ve unveiled our third giant street art mural, this time celebrating Bournemouth’s vibrant creative and sporting community. The mural is 15m high and 13m wide and has been painted by Bournemouth-based graffiti artist Rick Walker.

The work is inspired by AFC Bournemouth’s Tommy Elphick and Robert Louis Stevenson’s Jekyll & Hyde.  The mural also references Bournemouth University and the National Centre for Computer Animation’s (NCCA) award-winning visual effects work.

Tommy Elphick has led his club to multiple promotions. He was deliberately chosen by artist Rick Walker as a source of local pride and a reminder of the importance of sport to Bournemouth. He also highlights the value of getting the sport you love from #genuine sites.

On seeing the mural completed for the first time, AFC Bournemouth captain, Tommy Elphick, commented: “It is a real honour that Rick Walker and the @getitright campaign saw it fit to include my image on such a ground-breaking piece of street art that will be seen by so many who live in or are visiting Bournemouth. I am really excited to see the finished artwork and, on behalf of everyone at AFC Bournemouth, I want to say a big thank you for our inclusion next to some huge figures from throughout this town’s eclectic creative history. I hope that what we have achieved at AFC Bournemouth over the last few years can inspire a generation of youngsters from the area to dream big – as a team we have showed that together, anything is possible.”

Robert Louis Stevenson wrote some of his best loved works of literature, including creating the iconic Jekyll and Hyde, in Bournemouth.

Lead artist Rick Walker, said: “Bournemouth has a lot of reasons to celebrate its creative culture with its rich history and current growing creative industry. We sought to encapsulate different facets of Bournemouth in this mural. The contemporary digital effects industry is booming in Bournemouth and is represented by the astronaut. We’ve shown the Cherries (Bournemouth FC) by portraying skipper Tommy Elphick. Robert Louis Stevenson made history when he wrote Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in a 2 week creative frenzy in Bournemouth and world champion break dance crew Second to None are also proud residents.”

The launch of the wall in Bournemouth follows those in Cardiff and Birmingham. The walls capture the energy and diversity of each city’s creative industries, from music to film to TV to publishing, and the people that breathe life into them.  The Bournemouth mural is the third of four giant artworks that will transform the landscapes of cities across the UK to celebrate the cultural history and the current diversity of the creative industries within each region.  Liverpool will follow Bournemouth, with artwork designed and created by local talent.

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Partnership with SBTV

Partnership with SBTV

A four part mini documentary series spotlighting the creative process behind important pieces of content featuring: artist Phillip Butah, producers EY & Nav, rapper Nines, the team behind Football Manager and the creators of independent film ‘Between Two Worlds’

The SBTV documentaries feature high profile people working in the creative industries including award-winning artist Phillip Butah, who discusses the creation of his new painting of the legendary grime MC, Wiley. The video documentary also details the complexities of the creative process behind his paintings, which have featured high profile public figures including Prince Charles and Ed Sheeran.

Other video documentaries feature up-and-coming producers EY & Nav who worked with rising rapper Nines on his critically acclaimed track Can’t Blame Me, discussing the time consuming and labour intensive process involved in creating and producing music. Another documentary chronicles the process behind the creation of independent British romantic comedy Between Two Worlds, which was a hit on iTunes and stars British rapper Example in his debut film appearance. SBTV have also produced a video documentary featuring studio director Miles Jacobson and the team behind hit video game ‘Football Manager’, discussing the value and the process behind creating a world-renowned video game.

Jamal Edwards MBE, CEO and Founder of SBTV stated: “We are very happy to be able to shine a light on the UK creative industries. Every piece of creative content has artistic merit and should be treated with respect. The rise of legitimate content services are doing a lot to combat content piracy, but there’s still work to be done and I hope these videos make people think twice about illegally downloading creative content.

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More Street Art in Cardiff

More Street Art in Cardiff

We’ve unveiled another giant piece of street art celebrating Wales’ vibrant creative community in Cardiff, inspired by Welsh Music Prize winner Gwenno Saunders and her album ‘Y Dydd Olaf’.

Our second mural has been created by local artist and designer, Mark James. Gwenno’s ‘Y Dydd Olaf’ is a concept album based on the 1976 Welsh language Sci-Fi novel of the same name by Owain Owain. The story imagines a dystopian future where robots take over the world, turning humans into clones and corrupting their minds. This theme of preserving cultural identity underpins Gwenno’s album and she is a huge advocate of Wales’ creative communities.

The design adorns the walls of the iconic Clwb Ifor Bach, a creative hub, nightclub and music venue also known for its Welsh-language club and community centre.

On seeing the mural completed for the first time, Gwenno said: “Get it Right from a Genuine Site is promoting a very important message to young people about the value of creativity on their own doorstep and beyond. Wales produces some of the brightest creative talents in the world; in every discipline imaginable.

“We have many unique and important stories to share through our art, and in order to be able to continue the wider community must support us by getting our work from legitimate sources. That’s what the @getitright campaign stands for. I’m honoured to be part of this artwork that celebrates and represents all the wonderful creativity that this city has to offer.”

Standing at 12 meters high and 38 meters wide, the mural has been painted by local street artist, Rmer, renowned for his skills in creating photo realism and abstract work. His pieces have been featured in many international publications and exhibited internationally.

Mark James, artist and designer of the Cardiff mural, said: “Gwenno is a fantastic artist; passionate about advancing understanding of the Welsh creative scene through her music. Rmer has been working with local Cardiff old school writers since the early 1990′s, founding the graffiti art collective Cruel Vapours and the three of us have worked together on this artwork to celebrate the cultural significance of the area.

“Clwb Ifor Bach has been home to Cardiff’s creative communities for the past 30 years making it the ideal setting for the mural. We want people of the city to see the mural and appreciate what they have on their own doorsteps. We’re really proud of this artwork and hope the people of Cardiff are inspired by it as well.”

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