'Have-a-go' graffiti at T4 with UWE Bristol

Issue date: 25 June 2012


Silent Hobo's olympic inspired work at UWE Bristol's Frenchay Campus

UWE Bristol is offering T4 festival-goers an exciting opportunity to have-a-go at graffiti with one of Bristol's best known street artists Silent Hobo at T4 on the beach on 1 July 2012 at Weston-super-Mare.

Silent Hobo and fellow Bristol street artist Mr Riks will help would-be graffiti artists paint a specially designed giant seven metre wall with spray cans and professional markers. The design, which will reflect UWE Bristol student life and UWE Bristol icons, will enable young people to work together to create a unique piece of art. For festival goers who turn up at the UWE Bristol marquee, there will also be an opportunity to learn from another accomplished street artist, UWE Bristol student, Andy rev.

Andy, an Animation student from UWE Bristol, has already created street art on the Frenchay Campus of UWE Bristol. He will offer hints and tips on street art, and help would-be artists create their own designs on paper and transfer them to the 'doodle wall'. The smaller doodle wall is available for visitors to try out their own designs and get a taste of graffiti art.

The completed seven metre graffiti featuring UWE Bristol student life and UWE Bristol icons will be exhibited along with other graffiti art on the Frenchay Campus of UWE Bristol. Visitors to UWE Bristol's Open Days will also be able to see their artistic work on display!

Professor Paul Gough, artist and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at UWE Bristol, recently edited: Banksy: the Bristol Legacy, published by Redcliffe Press. Professor Gough says, “This event at T4 is a fantastic opportunity for young people to have a taste of this dynamic art form. UWE Bristol is an exciting place to study with lots of opportunities for young people. It is a place where you can try new things and reach your full potential, whatever your interests. Street art is a part of Bristol's heritage and shows a contemporary and spirited approach to creating art. At UWE Bristol there is always a buzz of excitement, and we want the T4 audience to feel some of the UWE Bristol buzz when they take part in creating this original street art.”

Throughout the day D J Rex will entertain visitors to the UWE Bristol tent with music from Drum and Base to R&B.

Work from the day will be filmed and photographed and uploaded to the UWE Bristol Facebook and Twitter accounts.

This is the first year that UWE Bristol has had a presence at T4, where up to 50,000 visitors are expected at this year's 10 year anniversary of T4 on the Beach in Weston-Super-Mare. For a full line up see:http://www.channel4.com/t4/line-up.

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