Who’s Your Hero? Mural @ B-Side
September 25 @ 11:30 am - September 27 @ 9:00 pmFree
This 25th to 27th of September we engage in a condensed festival season that sees the Covid-19 postponed B-Side work together with High Vis to bring a series of socially-distanced Hip Hop inspired meet ups.
One of these will be themed around the phrase Who’s Your Hero?
With so many issues running parrallel to each other from Black Lives Matter to the updated and mutated Coronavirus it’s been hectic trying to keep pace with life.
But one thing that has been a constant in all of this are the people who take their own time and risk their lives to look out for the world at large.
To this end Afroflux has commisioned a group of Graffiti artists to paint a mural during the B-Side that represents those they see as Heroes. The idea is to see a visual representation of the heroes we may see on a regular as well as those who are often forgotten.
Pekoe is an artist, BMX enthusiast and community worker who began her Graffiti journey over a decade ago and has in recent years took to dedicating more and more of her work to her Dominican heritage.
Bunny is one of the first wave UK Hip Hop pioneers and has been involved in the movement from many different levels. His I Create Not Destroy line brings together Street Art, Photography and Graphic Design to great effect. He recently worked on the giant South London mural dedicated to legendary British MC, TY.
MC, Artist, Producer, Set Designer and Father is all in a day’s work for this Handsworth born Graffiti don. Having just been commissioned to work on a piece for Birmingham Open Media he’s raring to go on a collaboration like this.
Pekoe, Bunny Bread and T-Bone will be working over the weekend on a piece that will totally re-envision the Hurst Street and Southside area of Birmingham.
Don’t touch but you can def come look and say HI.
And also feel free to grab yourself a seat on the High Vis Street Art tour High Vis