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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

GOT Colours show in Newcastle 2013

We had a show last year based on Colours. We picked red, green, yellow, blue and purple and all made a piece of work in these colour schemes. here's some photos from the show that was at the Tower Gallery in Newcastle last November. Thanks to GMC for the support and jokes.




























Sunday, 25 May 2014

All City Queens book coming soon

'All City Queens' is a new female graffiti book coming out next year which is a collaborative piece of work by Syrup from Girls On Top and Cause For Concern and the photographer Nicholas Ganz; author of 'Graffiti Women'. If you would like to be featured in this new book please get in touch with Syrup. You can message her on her or email lucyqc@hotmail.co.uk, or contact her via the new All City Queens facebook page which has just been set up. This book features trains, freights, bombing, full colour productions and outlines. Some of the photo's already sent are heavy! Please remember All City Queens can not feature any images previously shown on the internet. Thanks




Tuesday, 18 March 2014

We think we made a new Guinness World Record!


We took part in a new Guinness World Record attempt! Sat 8th March at Leake Street in Waterloo.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/female-street-artists-set-guinness-world-record-for-largest-mural-painted-by-a-team-9182210.html

We went for the record for largest mural by a team painting 1800sqm in 6 hours!
BOOM... so proud of everyone involved. More flicks and thoughts about the day coming up soooon!! 

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Femme Fierce!!


We are getting hyped for the Femme Fierce show which kicks off next week!
We will be showing alongside a group of fresh female street artists at the Cre-8 Gallery in Hackney Wick
from 6pm on Fri 7th March (to 14th March )
more info here >> 
http://www.cre8lifestylecentre.org.uk/

                                       https://www.facebook.com/events/590974480952276

The Sat. 8th March will be the all girl take over of Leake Street, to raise money for breast cancer awareness and celebrate international womens day. To check it out or for more info about painting spots follow these links ... https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/femme-fierce-leake-street-takeover-tickets-8711254597

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Femme-Fierce-Leake-Street-All-Girl-Takeover/424806520959143

Flicks to follow, hope to see you down there :)

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Colours @ Tower Art Gallery- Newcastle

New show starting on the 1st Nov and running for the whole month featuring Chock, Pixie, Luna, Lyns, Bubs, Neo Nita, Candie and Reznik painting on 5 different colour schemes.


Check out the gallery http://www.towerartgallery.com/
See you there :)

Monday, 24 June 2013

"Girls On Tour" - our N.Y.C trip


  

G.O.T  do  N.Y.C  

May 2013


It's not often that you get the opportunity to visit the city where so many of your idols come from- the city of lights and trains and hip-hop and yellow taxis.. yeh you guessed it- N.Y.C.. SO when our crew was invited to do a show there, we got our heads together and made a body of art work, and at the end of May, Chock and I filled our suitcases with it and flew out there to get busy.. We knew about New York from all of the films and books we'd read, and all the photos we'd seen, but you can never really know till you see for yourself. This is what we got up to, hope you enjoy the blog!



On arrival, with all our work safe, we did some exploring of the city. We did see a lot of buildings and historical places, but they never really interested us (times square was our worst nightmare!!) So heres some funny things we saw instead: 
some confusing street signs


some creepy furry people



shoe shiners


busking skills! his sign reads "tell me off for $1"


some ancient manuscripts

dog walking (grouped into sizes)

dog crew hold tight

entrances to the manhatten sewers. turtle power



We also saw lots of trains and nice vandalism around the city.. not as covered in paint as it used to be but the scene is still going strong!

drooooooolll......






















After sight seeing we went to meet with some of the people behind the tags and throw ups- the graff community who treated us like family:  80's writers Python and Nef, and a late night blackbook sesh/ jaeger bomb drinking began...

















We had such a funny night, but most of all we got to know bout the history and you showed us some really inspiring blackbooks. Thanks guys :)


next day, and next stop was 5 pointz....









The G-Whiz Boom Box :)


Shiro , Meres & Demer
Toofly


"morning breath"





Lost Boyz
dolphins rape people sticker. ( is that true?!)








psychonaughts
my new favourite pooch :)


slone workin on our subway maps


more blackbooks
Slones blackbook

progress shot of our wall


next day we went back to the wall and there were lots of old 70's and 80's N.Y.C writers there. We loved hanging out with these guys, the true spirit and soul of graffiti writing :)



painting the final touches 

us with Loizos

Bx/ Zoo
Bx/ Zoo

Chok gettin down
Pixie

L-R : Back: Zerk, Awez, Pixie, Chok, Checker 170, Bot 707, Slave, Gore Front: Snooze, Lauren, So 5, ARC, Bx/Zoo



Checker 170



Dash one
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Bx/Zoo, Checker, Snooze

Andres (does anyone else think he looks like LEE??)

Look at his hooves!

Slave, Kit 17, Dash one

dope jacket. prob worth a fortune now mate, hold on to that one! ;)

Checker 170, Kit 17, Andres, Dash one, Slave, Chok, Pixie, Zoo 
finished wall L-R Chok, PythonBAD, Pixie



The View of 5 Pointz from the Subway train

We had a ball at 5 pointz, big ups to all the writers we met. Also if u don't already know about 5 pointz, it's "an outdoor art exhibit space in Long Island New York, considered to be the world’s premiere “graffiti Mecca,” where artists from around the globe paint colorful pieces on the walls of a 200,000-square-foot (19,000 m2) factory building." Its worth checking out their facbook page, and maybe getting involved in trying to help save it- its under threat of demolition :(
https://www.facebook.com/pages/5-Pointz/158365877546904?fref=ts

And if you ever go there, ask for our main man G-Whiz. you won't be disappointed! :)


Next day we were happy to be invited along to to an all girl graff jam at Hunts Point in the Bronx, organised by Jess Pabon, and the awesome Erotica67 who owns the wall with her man Ton, T.P.A crew. it was so good to meet them and get the London / N.Y.C styles mixin up! We got to meet Abby, who was in the book "Spraycan Art", Ms163, Queen Andrea and Neks. The theme was "My Thuggy Pony" which was fun to paint, but it was raining hard! We were all rockin these sexy rain macs...... and wow did it rain.......

 Ms163

Andrea

Chock

Abbey, Andrea, Chock, RAIN.

Pixie finished


Some other graff at the spot- "Indie"

Cope 2


Shiro

MRS

Erotika67






Abby finished


Jess (true soldier) "my sneaks are saturated"

When we had dried off the next day we headed over to check out Tuff City Graf supplies in the Bronx, where we painted the train there with MRS :) Yo to Python who joined us for the day and painted a Kenji piece. Sick place to paint and see some tats/ artwork indoors too..

Chock, MRS, Pixie
Chock burning
Finished, Tuff City Supplies, Bronx. Chock, MRS and Pixie

They've even got some tracks in there for jumping practise ;)


Legends

Airbrush work

Airbrushed work


Kenji (PythonBAD)

Next day, we started our new found job at "Park West Cafe" at Central Park. The people there are really cool and fed us breakfast lunch and dinner every day in exchange for our art work being painted on their wall at Central Park! Shows that sometimes you dont need money to survive- just sharing your skills will do. The world needs more people like the people we met there, big ups Park West Cafe :)




Central Park views






Then we went to Manhatten for the opening of our Girls On Top show at Bob Bar, Lower East side ... we were overwhelmed by everyones support. Even our girl Claw turned up and there was a surprise visit from Ivory. We had Duster, Erotica, MRS, Poem, Snooze, Python, Nef, Slone, Andrea, Zoo, Enough, Slave, and many more. Thanks to everyone who came, and made us smile. Meant a lot to us :)

Chock , Jess, Claw, Pixie
Also big ups Luna, Syrup and Lyns, people loved your work and it was a shame you couldn't be there too.


Blackbook Entries.


17
Ms163


Lady Pink, Claw, 17

Syrup, Chock, G.O.T 


Pixie, G.O.T 


Chock , Syrup, G.O.T 

Chock, Lyns, Syrup, Pixie, G.O.T 

party heads raaaarrggh! lets get messy!



Slone, Ivory, Pixie, Mrs Duster :) Erotica67
The guys were rockin our T-Shirts!



my subway maps from the trip


Lyns G.O.T

Lyns G.O.T



"Da Cru" by Lyns G.O.T

Chock GOT

Chock GOT
Slone W.O.T.S


Hungover the next day we headed to Slones place, where we tagged up his train he has made and saw a lot of his beautiful art work. This guy knows how to paint and what it means to be a graff artist, mad technique and pride in his work. So inspired by him, and happy we are in W.O.T.S fam !
Some of Slones art work

A train made by Slone W.O.T.S

Train artwork by Slone where he put a cheeky Pixie and Chok on the front, boom!


Next day, we finished the artwork in the cafe. Thanks to Park West Cafe and Deli for all our free munch and cups of tea and chocolate haha

Finished New York skyline for one wall
Finished John Lennon memorial
Central Park inspired mural
think they thought we deserved our free food :)



last mission of our trip (boo hoo) was visiting the John Lennon memorial being all hippy and stuff ;) deffo felt some good vibes there to take back to the U.K.



Strawberry Fields

This dude is a legend, anyone going to Strawberry Fields be sure to have a listen to him play. He even played to us in the rain <3 One love <3



Then it was time to leave :'( 



Looking back we had such a blast, it was a big eye opener for us both, and gave us loads of ideas for the future and how we want to grow as a crew. Travelling is always great for new inspiration, and this trip deffo hit the spot and filled our heads up with graff! Thanks to everyone we met, and also love to the rest of the crew who couldn't be there.

Big ups :)