Street Art | Bristol, England

04 February 2014

I've wanted to do a post on Bristol's street art since first arriving five months ago. However, for mysterious non-existent reasons, I just haven't gotten around to it. 
Finally! Here it is! 

To me, there's a difference between graffiti and street art. Graffiti carries a negative connotation, whereas street art can be appreciated for its artistic merit and meaning. Bristol is famous for its street art. You can find amazing works around every corner, adding a cool and unique vibe to the city. Banksy, one of the world's most famous street artists, was born and raised here in Bristol. His identity is a mystery, but his work can be found scattered across the city. 

Bristol's street art culture is amazing. If you ever find yourself in Bristol, make sure to bring a camera. You never know what famous piece of work you might stumble across. 


Happy Tuesday!
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17 comments:

  1. I love street art! What wonderful pieces so close in Bristol. If you have a chance you should get down to Brighton, there are some pieces by Banksy as well. x

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    1. I've heard Brighton street art is amazing! I'd love to go once it warms up a bit!

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  2. Break dancing Jesus is one of my favourites. I also love the old police station (opposite Cafe Amore) that has eco-friendly grafitti by way of pressure washing some of the dirt off the building through stencils - have you seen it?

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    1. Yes! I didn't realize it's an old police station but I know exactly what you're talking about!

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  3. I agree! Street art is fascinating and hugely different from graffiti! Great shots!

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    1. Thanks! Street art adds so much character to a city.

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  4. The Angel/Islington area in London and pretty much all of East London is brilliant for street art! x

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    1. I might have to check it out next time I'm that way!

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  5. I love that first picture! I had to do a double take at first before I realized it was a painting. I totally agree to me there is a difference between street art and graffiti and these pictures are clear street art!

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  6. Dang, pretty spectacular!!! I did not know Banksy was from Bristol, really neat.

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    1. Before coming to England I assumed he was from London, but he actually grew up and got his start in Bristol! How cool!

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  7. I loved visiting Bristol and suddenly seeing banksy art! One of the best parts of the city :)

    http://englishroseuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. You're so lucky you have banksy's artworks basically in your backyard!

    jerawrmie.blogspot.com

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  9. Oh, wow, all that in ONE city! That's amazing. Definitely putting Bristol on my must-travel list.

    Tamara's Blend

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  10. That window Banksy always makes me smile when I walk down park street :) Love the woman and baby too I personally think it's so beautiful and slightly haunting in the sadness of her eyes.
    Also who wouldn't love breakdancing Jesus ;)
    Fab post to show people how fab Bristol is - hometown Pride from me.
    x

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  11. I've been living in Bristol since September 2012 and haven't seen all of these, need to get out on a graffiti hunt soon!

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