Stokes Croft Murals

Conceived as an alternative to the relentless war between taggers and Bristol City Council, PRSC has worked to help create murals since 2008. This has led to countless murals in Stokes Croft, and the founding of the Stokes Croft Mural Co.

Murals around Stokes Croft

Murals around Stokes Croft

Tsunami of Roses

The famous Tsunami of Roses on Hillgrove Street was a PRSC production of around 2008. Conceived as an alternative to the relentless war being waged between taggers and Bristol City Council which took place on this site, the original concept was put forward by Jeremy Cole.

The panda was there first so we built him a little boat. PRSC volunteers painted the wave. Phlegm painted the stilt man and Jonathan Farr painted the octopus. The lifebelt box was provided by BS51. Duncan Brothers sorted the roses, and repainted the street sign.

 

Whether it’s for newlyweds or fancy bogs, clearly the Wave of Roses creates a stunning Stokes Croft worthy backdrop.

Community Wall Mural

The Community Wall mural which graces the wall of the PRSC yard in Jamaica Street was conceived and curated by Katy Bauer. The painting crew included Guim, Epok, Haka, Lucy, Dones, Chris Chalkley and Katy Bauer. The panels depict the pillars of Community.

Dan Mural

Dan Mural celebrates a stunning stencil piece that was painted on the steps of Westmoreland House by Dan in September 2008. Dan’s work can be found all around Stokes Croft. There is also a fine mural in Brunswick Square.

Mild Mild West repair

Mild Mild West by Banksy has been voted the second most iconic image of Bristol after the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

It has been defaced on several occasions, and repaired by the Community.

On the occasion that red paint was squirted over the painting, we asked 20 passers-by whether we should repair the piece. The response was unanimous, so we got scrubbing…

Below are some previously unseen pics of another attack on the painting.

Stokes Croft Mural Co.

Stokes Croft Murals work with the public and offer a bespoke commission service

Stokes Croft Mural Co.

PRSC has worked to help create murals since 2008. This has led to countless murals in Stokes Croft, and the founding of the Stokes Croft Mural Co.

Founded in 2011 and based at PRSC HQ Stokes Croft.  The Stokes Croft Mural co. offers a place for artists to show their work on a grand scale.

Commission a mural

Stokes Croft Murals work with the public and offer a bespoke commission service.

We work with a variety of artists, including:

Most of these artists are busy on their own projects but can guarantee some availability.

If you would like a quotation, please get in touch. Attach a photograph of the wall to be painted. and another of its surroundings, and dimensions. It is also helpful for us to know what condition your wall is in.

Join a painting workshop

We also organise painting and stencil cutting workshops, and paint jams, for kids, teens and/or adults.

Check our events calendar to see what’s on, or request a workshop tailored to your group.

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There's always something afoot in Stokes Croft. New murals, art installations, a guerrilla digging up of Turbo Island.

Our venue, The Space is a hive of activity, with an array of small and alternative events taking place.

Stokes Croft China designs and produces the finest radical china money can buy, supporting PRSC's work.

And then there's updates about the Bearpit project, community ownership of land, banner making workshops, and so on. 

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We run small art and community projects in Stokes Croft and around Bristol, often for free. We collaborate with other art and community groups, who benefit from our facilities and resources. We're entirely self funded, and sometimes that's hard.

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