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City of Colours 2016, Birmingham UK (Highlights)

The summer street art season of 2016 well and truly kicked off this weekend with the vibrant festival that is Birmingham’s City of Colours exploding onto the streets of Digbeth in a flurry of colour and spraypaint.

Sponsored by Grolsch and featuring talented artists such as Inkie, SPZero76, John D’oh, Fanakapan, Snub, Zabou, Cheba, My Dog Sighs, Masai, 3Dom, Angus, Ant Carver and my long-time favourite, Dan Kitchener (DANK), it really was an amazing sight to see walking around Digbeth as all the new pieces evolved before your eyes.

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ARTIST: Deeds
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ARTIST: Miss Wah
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ARTIST: ThatBlokeWilson
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ARTIST: Angus
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ARTIST: IWalkADifferentPath
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ARTIST: Chunxx
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ARTIST: Dice Sixtyseven
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ARTIST: Mr Mind Control
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ARTIST: Meg Egg
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ARTIST: John D’oh
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ARTIST: Joel Millerchip

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Work in progress by Ant Carver
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ARTIST: Louis Masai

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ARTIST: Cheba (working on a wall collab with SPZero, Squirl, Simon Mitchell & Captain Kris)
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ARTIST: Zabou

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Funny! Eins92
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ARTIST: Julia Yu-Baba
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ARTIST: Wolfe Mutha
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ARTIST: Goosensei
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ARTIST: Mose 78
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ARTIST: Miss Wah
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ARTIST: Ant Carver
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ARTIST: Cheba
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ARTIST: coLor

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ARTIST: Seeds One
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ARTIST: Dan Kitchener (DANK)

And as normally comes with a huge event like this, the slaphappy’s, paste-ups and taggers were also out in full force, with Free Art also dotted about all over the area for art lovers to find. I myself picked up a piece by Jay Sharples, and a piece by Rebel Grey too.

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Top piece by Silent Bill

But it was the headline piece, a collaboration by Inkie, Amara Por Dios and Flesh that truly wrapped the whole festival up:

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In progress
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And finished! Photo courtesy of Inkie

I’m already looking forward to next year!


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