Yesterday, I attended Upfest Festival in Bristol’s Bedminster and Southville. Its Europe’s largest, free street art and graffiti festival – with over 250 leading artists demonstrating their formidable skills. The artists have travelled from twenty-five countries, and across the UK, to paint live on 30,000 square foot of surfaces in front of 25,000 visitors.
It was such a creative and positive way to celebrate Bristol’s unique tradition of street art, community and citizen activism. The whole of North Street got its yearly revamp as a result, and the results were stunning.
Take a look at the various artists involved in this year’s Upfest.
Below, are some of my favourite images from the day.
Do you recognise any of the artists’ work? Let me know, and I can caption / link accordingly!