Tuesday, 20 December 2011

'In Stock' exhibition and 'Stockwell Winter Games'

Charlie, Pat (Attack) and myself

The second 'Out of Stockwell' project, the 'In Stock' exhibition and Stockwell Winter Games happend a few weeks ago. I have been part of the organising committee and ran a little Stall selling zines and t-shirts made by various Stockwell locals. Unfortunately, due to the stress of helping organise it and setting up shop, I did a pretty bad job of advertising it, however people still came and bought stuff. Big sellers were Lovenskate tees, Foxspot tees, Skateboard Religion hats, Jon Horner's skate comics and of course, Brash zine :)

I guess this little stall was an experiment and with the continual development of Out of Stockwell, I hope to run a 'pop up' shop whenever there is an 'Out of Stockwell' event.
Check out http://brashzine.blogspot.com/2011/12/in-stock-exhibition-and-stockwell.html for more.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Thursday, 24 November 2011


Skate Jam in the daytime, show in the evening. It's at the Queens Head, a pub just a one minute skate away from Stockwell Skatepark. Please come! It'll be rad :)

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

You Cannot Be Serious?

my housematw and regular Brash contributor has got his own solo show! Based on 80's tennis stars, he will be performing a game of invisible tennis at the Kennington Park Business Centre on 2nd December. Please come along :)

You Cannot Be Serious?

Tuesday, 22 November 2011


Just some old drawings photocopied together for the back of the 'Six Reasons...' slit zine.
More info at http://brashzine.blogspot.com/

Monday, 21 November 2011

My Camberhell

How can it be Camberhell when I haven't even been in you idiot! Check out brashzine.blogspot.com for more..... new zine aye ;)
Oh and listen to Gang of Four because they are amazing, post punk political funky guitar ear pleasure

Monday, 7 November 2011

South East London Zine Festival THIS SATURDAY!

I have a table at South East London zine festival this saturday, at the Amersham Arms, New Cross, from 12 until 6. I will also be doing a presentation at 2.30pm... "Zine maker and Stockwell Shred Grrrl talks about zines, drawing and skating!"
This fantastic poster was done by http://kathryncorlett.blogspot.com/

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Tuesday, 1 November 2011


Two drawings for the BOOK project (Fahrenheit 451)

Works in progress - 3rd Year show

So we had a little private view this evening for a 'works in progress' 3rd year illustration show down at the Wilson Road campus of college. Just five weeks into the 'this is it' year, we were asked to present drawings of our work so far in a show format that we all curated and hung together.

My contribution. I'm reading Fahrenheit 451. I literally photocopied a load of rough-as drawings, collaged them together and printed.

James and Craig are looking at the Digestive System. James http://horsezine.blogspot.com/

Amazing illustrations from Holly Mills

Craig http://theprocessofnothing.blogspot.com/

From the beautiful mind of Brigid. She's reading The Starmaker by Olaf Stapledon. She tells me it's an excellent book and judging by her illustrations so far, she certainly aint discouraging me from wanting to read it! http://brigiddeacon.blogspot.com/

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Brash zine blog

If you haven't already, check out my other blog, specifically for my skate zine http://brashzine.blogspot.com/

It's only in the beginning stages, but I will be posting all stuff skate and zine related on there from now on.

I also have a facebook page (just type in 'Brash') so if you like it, please click 'like.' More info will be going up on there soon

Monday, 24 October 2011

Spectacle at Supersonic

I was one of the six artists invited to respond to this year's theme of 'Spectacle.' Each of our response was exhibited at the market place by the cake stall...so you could gorge y'self silly while marveling over some spectacular imagery...

The term references the Roman practice of staging circuses, and the famous Roman elite philosophy of "Bread and Circuses."

The purpose of the spectacle was to maintain civil order during times of social and economic uncertainty.

It operates in two contexts simultaneously.

On one hand, it refers to high culture performances where audiences are drawn to an impressive visual accomplishment. This context coexists with its reference to low cultural shows operating in a 'folk' environment.

And this was my contribution... ^

Here are links to the other 'spectacular' artists...

Herman Inclusus at Supersonic

Fellow Electric Wizard fan and skater friend of mine, Stuart Kolakovic showcased his most recent body of work under the pseudonym of Herman Inclusus, "a plagve ridden scholar, chronicler and adept of an unheralded priesthood whoth sanctifies the Despondent. He has brough fourthe his collections of unholy relics and exhvmed icons to illuminate your pervertd souls." Nice!

some entombed artifacts

the shed in which artifacts are entombed (I actually forgot to take a picture of it myself, so this is when it was at the Nobrow gallery earlier this year)

Find out more here: www.hermaninclusus.co.uk/

Electric Wizard at Supersonic 2011

Had a reet good time at Supersonic, shredding the Ideal ramp, hanging out with Log and Stu, eating Japanese curry and letting my body get eaten up by the loudest, most disgusting music you could ever imagine. The Capsule ladies describe Electric Wizard them as 'perhaps the heaviest band in the world' with words like 'violent,' 'bleak,' 'ritualistic'... and that, they were. No need for illicit substance here as I recieved all the blissful poison I could possibly desire from this stoner metal sludery, penetrating through every offifice of mine, eating at my barely alive hypnotic corpse like state as dirty great guitar riffs swelled and pumped within my my veins. I'm surprised I didn't explode...

Monday, 17 October 2011

I cannot contain my excitement for SUPERSONIC right now!! ARGHHH!

Supersonic Festival 2011 is just around the corner and I'm invited! I honestly cannot contain myself right now. It's in just under a week and I have literally been jumping up and down in my room and growling to myself with sheer overwelmingness. Not only is it the raddest festival on the earth (so much so, that I haven't missed one since I started attending in 2006) I was asked to do some artwork for the exhibition. So unbelievably honored! Watch this space to see what I did, or better still, COME TO THE FESTIVAL! ELECTRIC WIZARD ARE PLAYING!

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Bushy and Richmond park

Epic cycling this weekend, through the two named parks. Beautiful sunset as I rode to my aunts through Bushy park and a chilled out stag as I rode through Richmond park to Stockwell, chilled until I accidently made him stand up!

Friday, 23 September 2011

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Brash 3 is here!

...and a new blog to go with. Get your copy from http://brashzine.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Home of Metal

I went to the Home of Metal Exhibition a couple of days ago during my adventures back to Birmingham. Such a great exhibition thanks to the Capsule ladies, who are responsible for all the best gigs in Birmingham including the mighty Supersonic festival. Some facts about Heavy Metal if you didn't already know...

The term 'Heavy Metal' comes from the metal and coal industry that had been going since the 19th century in the Midlands. Birmingham and the Black Country was a 'hotbed of heavy industry.' The workers and their families lived in terraced houses right next to these factories, had to deal with the constant noise of heavy machinery pounding into their homes. You can imagine why people compared Sabbath's loud and proud new style of music to the sound of factories and their 1970 self titled LP marked year zero of the newly formed genre, Heavy Metal.

Tony Iommi, of Sabbath, used to work in one of these factories and suffered the fate of losing the tips of two of his fingers. He was told he'll never be able to play guitar again, he may as well 'pack it in.' Not to be fazed by that, Iommi made tips for his fingers out of old washing up liquid caps and developed a new way of playing with thinner strings, thus making new sounds with the electric guitar that hadn't been heard before, pioneering the way forward for Heavy Metal.

Punk and Heavy Metal music were emalgulated together in the 80's to form a new genre of music called Grindcore, encompassing screaming vocals with thick distorted down-tuned guitar riffs, but played so fast that it would make you want to throw up. This type of music was first played by Birmingham band Napalm Death. (They recorded their second album in Worcester, where I was born!)

This is how gig poster should be done, man!

Plenty of punk/Metal zines on display, pity I couldn't pick 'em up and a have a good leaf through them!

Birmingham rain