‘A weekend of art, music and general Bristolian brilliance.’ Crack Magazine
Team Love handled all elements of production for See No Evil – an ambitious project that saw some of the world’s best urban artists transform a Bristol street into a huge alfresco gallery. See No Evil was the UK’s largest permanent street art venture and showcased world-class work whilst rejuvenating a dilapidated city centre area.
The unwelcoming brutalist high-rises of Nelson Street were used as canvases by internationally-renowned graffiti artists from across the globe who descended on the city for one week to give it a colourful makeover.
Upon completion of the artwork, See No Evil climaxed with a free block party where the public were invited to engage with the works and party beneath the breathtaking murals, some of which towered at over eight stories tall. Visitors were treated to a multi-stage music event with break-dancing, workshops, live art and a range of bars and food stalls. An estimated 30,000 people attended in 2012, whilst 2013 saw a record number of 50,000 people flock to the city over the main SNE weekend from across the UK and Europe.
The 2013 project was also accompanied by a three-day music event that saw the disused Westgate Building taken over by a plethora of homegrown acts, ranging from Bristolian house breakout to old skool drum & bass royalty DJ Krust as well as a host of performances from critically acclaimed experimentalists Young Echo.
The unprecedented size and scale of See No Evil presented Team Love with a unique and wide-ranging set of challenges including road closures, machinery and apparatus for artists and crew working at height, the related health and safety issues and the dynamic crowd control required for a large-scale free public event held in the heart of the city. However, both years ran like clockwork and served to reaffirm Bristol’s status as on of the UK’s foremost cultural hotspots.