The “Gimme Shelter” Paint Jam In Soho

Well it has taken a while to process all this, but a few weekends back but we here at London Calling Blog had the immense pleasure of having the opportunity to regain access an abandoned building in Soho, Westminster. Being the same venue we took to for the ‘Brokedown Palace’ Paint Jam celebrating 2 years of London Calling Blog in January which saw some 37 artists take to the six floor derelict building, which offers a wealth of canvases to say the least, it was we have to say fantastic to return with some 24 artists and add another two dozen works to this charming location.

As is often the case we couldn’t do what we do without the help we receive from the artists and friends we have made along the way and for this weekend just gone we would like to say thanks to firstly all the artists who took part in the weekend, it wasn’t us that made this weekend so much fun, but everyone that came along and supported by painting, observing and enjoying the incredible playground with which was ours for another wonderful weekend.

At this point we would like to offer a big thank you to all the artists who turned out to paint throughout the weekend, bringing this neglected space further to life. Hats off to all for the magnificent array of fresh artworks produced. We would also like to say a massive thank you to Artista and the OnArtsCollective for sourcing us this wonderful venue and allowing us to again put on something so special in this magical spot. Additionally to everyone else who turned out and spent the weekend with us enjoying the art and atmosphere, great to see you through the weekend and share the moment (again), it was a pleasure for us very much.

We would like to say that the number of images of any work with some works featuring a single shot and others many is largely due to a combination of the lighting issue and how some works just lent themselves to multiple perspectives and our limited camera skills, so without further ado we hope you enjoy the images from the weekend.

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Aspire at work.

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Mr Christa at work.

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Itaewon at work, whilst to the left some Skeleton Cardboard looks on in seeming horror.

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Juan2 at work.

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Gums & Tongues trio Dahkoh, Alex Amery & The Real Dill at work.

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Dahkoh at work.

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Alex Amery at work.

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The Real Dill at work.

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Agwa at work.

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Olivier Roubieu at work.

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Woskersi at work.

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Aspire at work.

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Alex Amery & The Real Dill at work.

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She at work.

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Airborne Mark at work.

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Autone at work.

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Airborne Mark surveying his days work as night drew in.

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JXC at work.

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Maikel Walkmann at work.

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Candie at work.

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Toas at work.

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Caroline Dervaux & Frankie Strand at work.

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JXC at work.

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Nolij at work.

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Elno at work.

The finished works:

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Beautiful work of a Peregrine Falcon by Aspire.

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Work by Aspire.

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Work by Aspire.

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Detail of work by Aspire.

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Work by Aspire.

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Work by Skeleton Cardboard hiding behind the stacked cardboard (above) and work by Aspire (below).

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Great work from Mowca & Elno.

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Work by Mowca.

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Night-view of work by Elno.

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Be careful when going upstairs.

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Excellent work by JXC.

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Work by JXC.

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‘Pennywise’ by JXC, fair to say the standout work from  an amazing weekend of art, an excellent work depicting Pennywise the clown from Stephen King’s ‘IT’ with real life red helium balloon placed up in the absolutely most perfect location for this killer piece.

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Work by JXC.

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Detail of work by JXC.

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Detail of work by JXC.

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Work by JXC.

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Work by JXC.

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Even better at night.

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Work by JXC.

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Work by JXC.

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Excellent work by Juan2.

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Work by Juan2.

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Detail of work by Juan2.

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Detail of work by Juan2.

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Work by Juan2.

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Excellent freestyle work from Mr Christa.

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Detail of work by Mr Christa.

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Stark work by Itaewon, flanked either side by works from Skeleton Cardboard for the ‘Brokedown Palace’ Paint Jam.

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Work by Itaewon.

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Work by Dahkoh.

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Work by Dahkoh.

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Work by Alex Amery.

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Funky work by The Real Dill.

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Detail of work by The Real Dill.

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Works by Gums & Tongue crew Dahkoh, Alex Amery & The Real Dill.

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Fantastic work by Toas, making the most of the multiple surfaces available, it is great to see how this artist works with such unconventional spaces when out of his primary painting spots around South London.

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Work by Toas.

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Work by Toas.

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Detail of work by Toas.

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Detail of work by Toas.

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Excellent use of space with this great work from Agwa.

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Detail of work by Agwa.

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Detail of work by Agwa.

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Work by Autone, with this artist also opting for a less conventional canvas that oh so suits his style and this quick addition to the weekends fun.

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Work by Autone.

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Work by Autone.

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Work by Sam King.

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Excellent and powerful work from Maikel Walkman, one of two fantastic mannequin creations he placed up over the weekend, both of which utilized the spaces the building had to offer oh so very well.

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Fantastic work by Maikel Walkman with his family of mannequins sat watching tv in this rather stark living room.

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Work by Maikel Walkman.

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Ever fun work by Nolij.

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Funky work from Spek.

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Fantastic work and use of the space by Frankie Strand & Caroline Dervaux.

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Detail of work by Frankie Strand & Caroline Dervaux.

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Work by Frankie Strand & Caroline Dervaux.

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She & Candie representing the Girls On Top Crew with some great letter works and scenes in a matching colour scheme.

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Work by She.

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Detail of work by She.

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Work by Candie Bandita.

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Detail of work by Candie Bandita.

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Fresh works from Spek, Frankie Strand x Caroline Dervaux, She & Candie, and work from Toas from the Brokedown Palace Paint Jam in January.

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Striking work by Olivier Roubieu, excellent use of the grimy dirty space.

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Detail of work by Olivier Roubieu.

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Detail of work by Olivier Roubieu.

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Work by Olivier Roubieu.

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Fantastic work from Woskerski with this rather ugly looking baby with its faced squashed up.

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Work by Woskerksi.

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Work by Woskerksi.

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Work by Woskerksi.

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Detail of work by Woskerksi.

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‘Nibiru’ by Airborne Mark on the 6th floor. Fantastic work and use of the space, it looks as if this mystical winged fairy is bursting from the cosmic realm it inhabits into this neglected building.

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‘Nibiru’ by Airborne Mark. 

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‘Nibiru’ by Airborne Mark. 

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‘Nibiru’ by Airborne Mark. 

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Detail of work by Airborne Mark.

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‘Nibiru’ the painting and the origami reference model designed, folded and painted by Airborne Mark.

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Work by Airborne Mark.

You can view this video by Airborne Mark on the making of ‘Nibiru’ the winged fairy in Soho.

You can view our post on ‘The Brokedown Palace’ Paint Jam we put on this space back in January to celebrate 2 years of London Calling Blog in our post (covered here).

One comment on “The “Gimme Shelter” Paint Jam In Soho

  1. Hi. Thanks for sharing. Is it possible to see these works still? Unfortunately I was not aware of the paint jam when it was on so missed it 🙁

    Thanks Lesley

    Sent from my iPad

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