Does Graffiti Have A Place In Yate?
By jennifermoss | Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 10:12
I have yet to see it for myself but there are rumours of a new 'graffiti' style art work appearing on the tattoo parlour wall near 'The Railway Hotel'.
I'm eager to go and see it for myself later on today but it has got me thinking….. Does 'graffiti art' have a place in Yate?
Graffiti street in Bristol has been a great success and the skill involved in creating those pieces is phenomenal, but, I'm not 100% sure I'd want to see that much more of it out side of the streets limits.
There are areas of Bristol that have incredible works by legendary artist Banksy on their walls, and to his credit, Banksy creates unique, stylised and subtle pieces that don't over power or irritate, but is it something that would be welcome in Yate?
As I said before, I have not seen the artwork for myself yet but in certain places, i.e. the tattoo parlour that is an artists shop, be it canvas or skin, art has a place there, but on my local butchers……. I'm not sure.
If the gallery in Chipping Sodbury were to produce a piece of wall art on their shop of a floral scene or the like, I'm sure it would be in the paper as a great piece of art, are we just dubious and unwilling to appreciate modern graffiti art?
What do you think?