What I love most about living in Birmingham is the diverse and thriving creative hub that is Digbeth. This weekend saw the return of the City of Colours Winter Jam, a fundraising event for the main street art festival to be held in September, which celebrates all the talented artists that live in our wonderful city.
This event is run by a handful of dedicated people, namely Becci Wright, Karl Paragreen and Julie Pickering. It brings something really special to the community - to get so many different artists together under one roof is amazing and provides a huge boost to Digbeth. I thoroughly enjoy meeting other artists and street art enthusiasts and have met some incredible friends through the community.
This weekend, over 50 artists were invited down to paint on scrap wood, pallets, skateboards and anything they could get their hands on. The pieces were then auctioned off to raise money for the festival, and it's great so many people supported the cause. Overall £2,500 was raised!! Here's some pictures of what I got up to, unfortunately I didn't take many pictures; thanks to everyone who came down and supported, and to everyone who bidded on my dinosaur painting. I'm still beaming from the event and can't wait for the next one.
Don't forget, I have some work being displayed and for sale at Deasil's mixed exhibition in Zellig, The Custard Factory Digbeth for a few weeks. Make sure you check it out! Bye for now. x