Posts Tagged ‘Spoom’

Culture Night Belfast 2014

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

So I was at Culture Night in Belfast at the weekend, painted this :


Friz painted this:


Visual Waste painted this:


JMK painted this:


Elph painted this:


Psychonautes painted this:


Then we all did this:


I painted this (about 7 years ago as part of a Street Art Masterclass that KVLR was running, painted with Friz for the first time, Spoom was born, and now this resides in KVLR’s kitchen):


Oh yeah and this is what KVLR did:


Big innit?

Belfast: Culture Night an ting

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Was up in Belfast last weekend to paint as part of Culture Night 2013. Deadly to see so many of the crew, like KVLR, Friz and Danleo (to name but a few!). Caught the fundraiser gig for this project on the Saturday too, shouts to the Rudimentary lads for throwing a fine party. More on that project later, for now, eat these photos nomnomnomnom:

Graff House Funtimes

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Ayo it’s ye boy Monkfish aka Kill Dog aka Monchichi Cews Cews aka The Redmonk back with the NEXT LEVEL EVENT REPORTAGE. Took part in this thing called Graff House on Saturday in The Chocolate Factory. Amazing space/day/crowd/artists/music/vibezzz. Big up Alexa from White Lady Art, also Kathrina and Pavel, all the crew who were out: Wilko, KVLR, Friz, Mick Minogue, Classquatch, Marcamix, shouts to Pepe for the vinyl selections, and big up to everyone for the kind words about the piece what I did. Heaps of fun getting the brushes and rollers out and making a mess.
Now the photos:





Kathrina Rupit




Mick Minogue



Titanic Spoomage

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Ayo, was up in Belfast a few weeks back for a long-overdue visit. Got to catch up with my fellow Spoomers and paint in the T13 skatepark (a giant warehouse down in the docks).

Big ups to the following: LIVING LEGEND Adam Turkington and Seedhead Arts for getting us all together, the weather controllers for aiming that sunshine in at us, big ups MarcaMix for the chats there and back (let’s do a piece sooooon man!), big ups the mighty Gerry and Friz for the hospitalities, KVLR for keeping GLOVE MAN at bay, Dave McClelland and Dogboy for holding it down and Andy McHugh for being Andy (check his new night, Hungry Ear, here – big tings a gwan!).

Here’s the photos of the shiz we diz:








Dave McClelland

Marca Mix


The Lads

No Place Like Dome

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Out West again this weekend, gonna be doing some live painting at No Place Like Dome alongside fellow Spoomers KVLR and Friz. Will be rockin the self sufficiency buzz, love the fact there’s nothing for sale at this. In terms of barter, I always end up bringing loads of cereal bars to festivals and end up eating one and realising I don’t actually like cereal bars. So, I is ye boy for muesli-based snacks this weekend, yeah? Oh yeah, and there’s something called a ‘Bass Bunker’ at this which will be worthy of investigation…

Base 2010

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Yoyo, BASE is part of the Trans Festival in Belfast. It’s two days of live painting and music by some of the best European artists out there. Took place in St Anne’s Square in the Cathedral Quarter, which was a slightly unreal environment (freshly built, all giant pillars and solid paving, you wouldn’t want to spill any paint over…)

It was all go for the two days, here’s the piece I did (which is named after Ed Devane’s track on the forthcoming !Kaboogie release, ‘Rapidfirebuzzer EP’).

Dog Boy

Elph in action


Friz, KVLR, Will Barras (work in progress)


While we’re on Kriksix’s work, go check out what he did to this car

Connie Bree




Bad Seed & Miguel Martinez

Mr Kern


And more!

Spoom you

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

Had an exhibition recently in Belfast with my fellow Spoomers: Dog Boy, Friz, KVLR and Bad Seed.

Really successful night, big thanks to all who dropped down, and also to the Homespun and Rudimentary DJs for laying down some fine jams.

I’ll have more photos of the work up soon (once I get a Gallery page built, soon, I swear…), but in the meantime, here’s a couple of pieces I did at it.

So they were all painted straight onto the walls, here’s a few little canvases too:

Got to check out some graffiti walls while I was up north too, check it:

Spoom Collective Exhibition This Friday!

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

The Spoom Collective will showcase an exciting body of original artworks yet to be seen by the public at Platform Arts exhibition space. A collaborative approach is key in the work featuring artists such as:

KVLR (Belfast), Friz (Belfast), Dogboy (London), Redmonk (Dublin), Bad Seed (Edinburgh) and Horsey (Melbourne).
Platform Arts
(1 Queen street)
Friday 2nd July
The exhibition will feature large scale collaborative pieces from the artists as well as individual works employing a diverse variety of techniques and mediums. Spoom shares
strong links with Trans delivering countless workshops such as the street art master class, site specific murals and co-organizing the BASE street art and music festival.
Exhibition runs until 15 July (hold tight the under construction massive)

(Ok, so that’s our official spiel, lemme just saw the space we have for this is MASSIVE and we’ve been hard at work the last while getting it ready. There’s gonna be tunes from Rudimentary, Explosion Soundsystem, John King, Chuck, and more so get on down yeah? And it’s BYOB too innit.)

Hello Sausage!

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

I went to Eurocultured Manchester with my fellow Spoomers (KVLR and Friz) this time last year and it was one of the highlights of 2009 for me. Painting outside in amazing weather, bangin tunes on a bass-heavy tip, friendly people, proper curry and not doing TOO badly in an impromptu dance battle meant fun times. Oh, and we killed it with a pretty decent piece as well.

But let me explain myself. Eurocultured was started up by event organisers Spearfish, this is from their site:

The concept of Eurocultured was born out of the enlargement of the European Union in May 2004 as 10 new member states joined the Union.

We thought it would be a great idea to have a festival that celebrated this notable development, with support from Manchester City Council and Arts Council England, the inaugural Eurocultured Street Festival Manchester was born.

Since 2004 a further five festivals have taken place in Manchester aswell as sister events in Dublin, Belfast, Bratislava and Wroclaw. Over 100,000 people have attended these events that have showcased over 1000 artists from 17 European countries. The main aims are to celebrate the diversity of European culture in City centre locations and to showcase the best live art, dance, performance and music that our continent has to offer. We place big names alongside the next big thing and programme traditional culture alongside contemporary and cutting edge works.

The Eurocultured project actively commissions the creation of brand new work, we place artists from different creative disciplines together so that they can create brand new large scale, multi disciplinary work that can be exclusivley premiered to audiences at Eurocultured events.

Cool, says you.

I’d love to do a huge write-up on this, as there was heaps going on, but hopefully the pictures below will say it all. I’ll throw in a few subtitles as well cos I’m nice like that.

Here’s what I did on the Sunday. Spraypaint and markers on canvas.

Here’s some other peeps work:




Chana masala, or chick pea curry. One of the nicest things I had all weekend (granted, there was heaps of tasty food about but this one warranted a photo, check out the lickle lemon pickle in the corner!).

Some random finds from walking the streets on Monday morning (which eventually culminated in going to Mr Scruff’s cafĂ© for some damn good tea).

Friz, KVLR and me then painted this afterwards in the Font Bar.

Finding Pacman ghosts in the paint is always a good thing:

It was dream-themed, hence the numbers on the sheep, easier for counting yeah?

Big up to Kev, Friz, Kas, Ben, Taz, Rich, Samit & all the Spearfish gang and Guy McKinley (cos we is working on a film where people punch people’s heads off they is so tough).

My New Blog

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

I’ve finally decided to get a blog going. I’ll be using this as an online gallery of my work, as well as providing news on exhibitions with Spoom and A4 Sounds, plus updates of the Secret Wars Euro League.

Alongside all the visual art, there’ll be loads of music in the form of my mixes and radio shows, stuff from my !Kaboogie fellow conspirators, plus a heads up on half-daycent Dublin gigs as they approach.

Of course, there’ll be some ramblings on anything and everything, plus some ‘check-out-this-cool-thing-i-found-on-the-internet’ buzz.

Hope yis likes it.