Bournemouth's central gardens will soon be host to a permanent display of artwork by some of the UK's top mural artists. Watch this space!

The upside gallery project

The Upside Gallery project is transforming the dominant grey concrete pillars that support the Wessex Way into amazing, colourful works of art, creating a dedicated outdoor mural gallery of ten of the UK’s finest mural artists. We believe it’s the first of its kind in the UK!

This ground-breaking initiative aims to showcase the wide variety and incredible talent that has risen from the street art & graffiti movement and show how art can transform and reinvent spaces.

The Upside Gallery project has been conceived and driven by local creative studio, Paintshop Studio, and is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Working in partnership with local digital agency, Greenwood Campbell, we’ll be developing 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 your smartphone.

FEATURED ARTISTS

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’S HAPPENING

Between 9 - 22 September, we'll be onsite transforming these grey pillars into stunning murals. Visitors are welcome to view the artworks in production. We’ll have two amazing artists producing work at a time. Please follow us on Instagram @upsidegallery to keep up to date with the progress. 

Line up:

Week One:
9 – 11    Alex Odisy 
9 – 11    TechMoon 
11 – 13  Ricky Also
12 – 13  Bonzai 
13 – 14  Will Barras

 

 

Week Two:
15 -16   Squirl   
15 – 17  TeaOne
18 – 20  BEST | EVER
19 – 21  Philth
21 – 22  Remi Rough
21 – 22  Gary Stranger 

 

LOCATION

The much loved, and award-winning upper and middle 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.

PROJECT PARTNERS

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

CONCEPT, CURATION, DESIGN, MARKETING & PROJECT MANAGEMENT
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

Animation
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

PR

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. www.sunnybirdpr.com

Tonic Social

Hospitality

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