The Gloucester Paint Jam, organised by Beastie, was an amazing success in the summer with loads of great artists being invited to paint in the centre of Gloucester. They were so good to the Lost Souls when we were there too. They gave us a massive wall and a giant cube to paint as well as putting the four of us up in a hotel alongside a bunch of other out of town artists. They were the perfect hosts.
So when Beastie told us he was organising an exhibition, called Tag the Walls to make money towards the 2015 Paint Jam we jumped at the chance to get involved.
The exhibition featured more than 20 UK artists who had all taken part in the Sumer Paint Jam. It took place on Saturday 6th December, when around 50 pieces of affordable original art went on display in the Gloucester Guildhall.
The art was on display all week and then on Friday 12th December people were invited to attend the grand finale in the Guildhall bar where they were able to buy their favourite pieces – just in time for Christmas.
Poor Beastie ended up framing every single tag separately. I hate framing four or five pieces so it was a mammoth task to take on.
Beastie said: “The Paint Jam this summer was great to organise. The feedback from the public and artists was unbelievably positive. Off the back of it, the artists have been kind enough to take part in the Tag the Walls exhibition, to help fund the next Gloucester Paint Jam.
“And, with over 25 artists taking part we have a great collection of work. It’s a chance to pick up an original, affordable piece of urban art and help support a great public event next year.”
There was artwork from the following artists: