Renowned local artist, Ricky Also, will be set up for a live demonstration on the road which will be closed for Lansdowne’s first Metropole Market on Sunday 24 September.
Creating art in real- time, in front of budding artists and onlookers, Ricky will showcase his exceptional spray painting skills as he creates his next mural on the hoardings opposite the Old Fire Station.
Ricky Also said, “I am really excited about being involved with the Metropole Market. This is a great community event and an excellent opportunity to help draw attention to the amazing creative industry and passion for art here in Bournemouth.”
It will be his latest work brightening the streets of Bournemouth following works such as the large mural on neighbouring Lansdowne Road, which celebrates Bournemouth’s creative and sporting communities, and the attractive wall art, lining St Paul’s roundabout underpass.
In 2007 the he founded Paintshop Studio, a design and graffiti art studio based on Poole Hill. A master of the print, pixel and spray-paint mediums, Ricky has been commissioned to work on many local projects, as well as work for international brands such as Adidas, Jaguar and the US National Basketball Association.
Lyn Turnbull, co-event organiser and co-director of Lansdowne’s Mexigo said, “Combining energy, creativity and the authenticity of graffiti art with a professional approach and brand understanding of design, Rick’s work truly stands out from the crowd. A perfect fit for our Metropole Market, we are absolutely thrilled to have him taking part in our inaugural market and we look forward to seeing his art created first hand.’’
Metropole Market is being supported by the Town Centre BID and will take place on the last Sunday of the month starting from 24 September. Including all things creative and delicious, it will offer an array of interesting trade stalls and live entertainment on Holdenhurst Road.
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