Archive for the ‘urban art’ Category

Regular followers may remember a post from the beginning of the year unveiling the new public gallery space which opened near by, nicknamed “Cameron Allee” as the first piece featured David Cameron dressed as a thief and I liked the play on words in the deliberate mistranslation of German for “avenue” in to the English for “alley”. Since its unofficial opening there’s a few pieces appear down there including a Banksy copy, and “rant at the job centre” by Moonrat after he got his benefits sanctioned.

Anyway.

The local arts centre has been encouraging local artists to submit their work for an arts and crafts exhibition at the centre which is currently ongoing.

Coincidentally as I passed yesterday I saw that a submission from the Ferric Streets Arts Collective had been cable tied to the railings out side showing some of their street art on a piece of re-cycled cardboard used as a canvas. Now I quite like this idea, granted its not as hardcore or radical as graffing a wall or doing a paste up but its also a bit more democratic, it allows freedom of artistic expression in terms of putting a message on the street without causing damage to property owner’s buildings ad the like, according them a similar degree of democratic freedom. (Unless of course its a pay day loan company)

What was nice to see was that the piece survived the day and was taken down off the railings when the art centre closed. Not sure if this was done by centre staff or if a member of the public decided to take it but either way I guess that’s pretty cool as ferric will often paint up recycled ¬†materials and even canvases and leave them around parks and alley ways for people to do what they want with. Some get taken home, hung on the wall and photos sent in to the ferric facebook group, others get destroyed which again is also pretty cool as it combines not only the expression of the artist, but the reaction of the recipient in to the same piece.

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So here’s its first public viewing, for one day only at the 20:21 Arts Centre in Scunthorpe…. “Scrounger Parasite and Offspring”, artist “Ferric Streets“, medium recycled packaging material and pound shop paint.

The piece is claimed to show the juxtaposition between the royal family being supported by the state to have a large family and the victimisation of working class families when they need the safety net of benefits.

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More information about the Ferric Sreets art collective is available from their website and facebook groups.

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Busy day today, been out photographing some street art being made and challenging gender stereotypes at the same time.

Busy day.

First commission for the Blue door, domestic and sexual violence charity, north Lincolnshire.

Design by agent K, assisted by art student Agent L

There will be another new piece in a few days.

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Bike ride around the best areas for street art in Scunthorpe. Todays photographs showing new pieces not previously photographed at locations 1, 3 and 5

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1 – alley way between cottagebeck rd and rowland rd (see photo gallery below)

2 – underpass on brigg road

3 Рside of sports direct (see photo gallery below)

4 – rear of Cash converters and El-Toro

5 РMary street alleyway (see photo gallery below)

6 – various paste-ups stencils and wall murals

New pics in gallery below:

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Rust in peace. Kudos once again to the magnificent FerricStreets

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Another fantastic design from ferric streets

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IMG_5000A few photos of some canvases taken recently for a street art collective who are giving away their work!

Yep, you heard me right, when ever a new piece is created it will be sprayed on to canvas and given away randomly to members of their facebook group. So.. get over to their street art facebook group, and like their facebook page – oh and please, tell your friends. (more…)