Cans Festival London

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Cans Festival
A week in graffiti, OR just poncing around with a can! Mysterious emails, with little tangible information came the week before. would the Dotmasters attend a stencil festival in london? Information was on a need to know basis, and the location and details would be given out in briefings once the artists had arrived in London. C6 were on locationin Utah for the 'Desert walker'project an It was a chance meeting with Mr Brain Wash in LA that finally put pieces of the puzzle together. As we toured the city looking for spots to get up, we realised that the next week we would be doing the same in London, courtesy of the Cans festival. There was no time to cut new stuff and little time to try it out something new in a strange city. Kindly the Carmichael gallery agreed to let me practice in their back parking lot, below you can see the now famous model Audrey the pug (of heracut fame) infront of preliminary trash tests (see below)

Audrey and bags
Audrey infront of a hot afternoons work at the carmihaels gallery

After a united airlines 36 hour cross state fly around i finally found the hotel in central london. chaos reigned, the Norwegians were in town! Sharing a room with Pobel only added to my lack of sleep, never share a room with a Norwegian where the beer is cheaper than they can get back home, unless you wish to journey into the past and meet a proper Viking! Early the next morning, briefed and armed with folders of stencils we all were bused to Leake street.

loadofrubbish
what a load of rubbish, picture courtesy of artofthestate
one consumer
'The creation of one comsumer' picture courtesy of Nolionsinengland

The street was perfect, a tunnel under Waterloo station, some works by Banksy and paul insect were already in place and during the next few days every inch of wall space was to be covered by a huge list of artists from all over the world. From tuesday to friday the tunnel was a buzz of activity, as artists arrived they set to work, painting cuting and basing up the walls that were available, waiting for the paint to dry as it rained outside the dank tunnel. people toured the walls mixing,putting faces to names and generally getting an idea of how this space would pull together. The organisation was faultless, paint, tape, gloves, help and food were all laid on. Legal walls were dotted round the city, the whole structure of the show reminded me alot of Nuart in Stavanger except on a London city scale.

What a load of Rubbish comes out a limited edition stencil, in late june through UrbanAngel

Can of toughen the fuck up
'Can of' picture courtesy of Nolionsinengland