UpFest 2010 & Urban View – View Gallery, Bristol

Urban View at The View Gallery

More than just Europe’s biggest urban and street art festival, Upfest has announced the broad range of events taking part at the two-day festival at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol…

Upfest 2010 will begin on Friday 4th June with a preview of the Urban View group show at View Art Gallery (159-161 Hotwell Road, BS8 4RY). The show features work from seven urban and contemporary artists and will run through 17th July (see listed details above).

Saturday, the festival will be in full swing at the Tobacco Factory (North Street, BS3 1TF). From 11am, over 200 urban artists and illustrators will be painting live. Visitors to the free event are also invited to take part in the painting, with a children’s painting area and the Kiss101 Give It a Go painting boards.

The Tobacco Factory will also host a Very Affordable Art Sale and dedicated print room, where original artwork and prints by the artists painting at the festival will be available for sale at bargain prices. There will also be badge making, clothing, and art material stalls around the venue.

Throughout the weekend, DJs, beatboxers, hip hop groups and MCs will take to two stages at the Tobacco Factory. Along with music, the world renowned Kompany Malakhi will host dance workshops on Saturday.

Upfest’10 continues on Sunday at the Tobacco Factory from 10 am with additional live painting, music, and art sales. Upfest has raised over £10,000 for Nacoa (National Association for Children of Alcoholics) since the festival began and as in previous years.

Visit the Upfest Website for more information or View Gallery Website for details of the Urban View Show.


A thirty-something illustrator currently taking up space with my wife and three kids in Chester in the UK.
My work is generally a visual representation of the dark recesses of my mind created with water colour, acrylic, correction fluid, carbon paper and other bits and pieces found about the place.
I’ve been away from the easel for a while, but now I’m back.

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