The Upside Gallery is a permanent outdoor display of world-class street art in the heart of Bournemouth. 

The upside gallery project

Eleven leading artists from around the UK have each painted a unique artwork on a towering concrete pillar, that together showcase the diverse and incredible talent from the graffiti and street art movement.

Transforming a once neglected space into an amazing destination for everyone to enjoy. This ground-breaking initiative was conceived and driven by local creative studio, Paintshop Studio, and supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Working in partnership with local digital agency, Greenwood Campbell, we’ve developed an innovative gallery guide, allowing visitors to the gallery to delve deeper into the art, with information about the concepts, artist and production techniques via a smartphone. 


We will be working with a diverse range of artists from all over the country. Each artist selected has found their own path, developing a unique style, approach and message, earning them a global reputation.

What did we do?

In Sept 2019, eleven talented artists each spent 2-3 days, over a two week period, to transform these grey concrete pillars into stunning murals. Stewart Gilbert from Live Work Visit was onsite tirelessly documenting the progress.

Want to see more pics? Follow us on Instagram @upsidegallery





The much loved, and award-winning upper and central gardens are positioned in the very heart of Bournemouth. Cutting across and dividing these gardens is the Bourne Avenue Overbridge - built in the 1970s with a height of approx. 9M and an eastern span of over 20M. Take a walk through the gardens to find us; we're right next to Bournemouth Gardens tennis courts. 


This project would not be possible without the belief, passions, skills and generosity of our project partners. We would like to extend a special thanks to BCP Council who have given us the permission and freedom to transform this site.

Paintshop Studio

Est. in 2007, Paintshop has forged a unique path in the creative industry by
combining the energy and passion of graffiti art and with the considered
discipline of graphic design. We've helped large and small brands transform
their spaces and connect with their audience.

Arts Council England

Project Funding
This project has been supported using public funding by Arts Council
England. They champion, develop and invest in artistic and cultural
experiences that enrich people's lives.

Greenwood Campbell

Digital Partner
Every brand and organisation has a goal, an aspiration, a story to tell, and obstacles to overcome. All of these all rely on creating engagement with human beings.
We use empathy, data and tech to create that engagement for your audience. We design and build award winning websites, transformational apps, inspirational voice skills and game-changing chatbots.
We are Greenwood Campbell, the Human Tech Agency. 

Live Work Visit

Photography & Film
Live Work Visit production company specialises in creating engaging,
atmospheric content that shows the human side of the people, businesses,
places, and lifestyle in Bournemouth. "Tell Your Why"...

Me & You Studio

Me and You Studio specialise in design and motion graphics for broadcast and
screen based media, from branding and promos, to explainers and pop show
visuals, direct with clients and agencies alike.

Sunny Bird


Sunny Bird PR is a lifestyle Public Relations and Communications agency with a fresh, approach to modern media. They create successful strategies to connect brands with their consumers on a regional, national and international scale.

Tonic Social


Coffees to cocktails, quality beers and light bites, Tonic Social is a relaxed, good vibes bar in the heart of Bournemouth.