Welcome to the Hotel California, I mean Sheffield

I honestly don’t know where to start with this one.

Once upon a time there was an artist called Phlegm, he stumbled upon a long abandoned derelict hotel. First he painted on the roof and then on many of the floors and then Kid Acne came and painted too. Then the word spread.

And Rocket01 came and painted.

And Fauna Graphic came and painted.

And Boms came and painted.

And Kers came and painted, can you see a pattern emerging?

And CoLor came and painted, many times.

And Wolf came and painted.

There was even a register where artists could sign in, and most of them did.

There was loads and it was amazing. To have so much creativity come together like this was fascinating to record and I think this is where my hobby developed into an obsession. Skint ,Clem Alice, Narke, EMA, Angel and many more came and painted. I can’t include all the pictures here. If you click on any of the pictures you can go through a slideshow of 20 images. I also made a photo book called ‘Welcome to Woemart Halls’ there is a link where you can read it online to the left of the page, the price to buy is unjustifiable so until I can find a way of getting it printed more cheaply, online is all it will be.

I so wish there had been a fairytale ending to this story but sadly there is not. After about 8 weeks the building was resecured, but not before someone went in and emulsioned over every piece of artwork in the place. To me an absolute travesty.

Comments ( 8 )

  1. / ReplyPainting the Town
    The dull and unimaginative win the battle but the inspirational and creative will win the war :)
  2. / ReplyJonathon Tattersall
    Most of them have been covered :( shall be using this as part of my inspiration/research for uni work if you don't mind :).
    • / Replyfionaferret64
      That sounds great, what sort of uni work?
      • / ReplyJonathon Tattersall
        I'm hoping to explore how graffiti can be seen as either a blight to a community or street art. So essentially the likes of phlegm vs so and so woz ere type.
  3. / ReplyAlina
    No matter if some one searches for his vital thing, thus he/she wishes to be available that in detail, therefore that thing is maintained over here.

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