From Saturday April 17th for one month only.
The howies shop on Queens Road, Bristol will be holding an exhibition of rare, original vintage skateboards through the ages, from the private collection of Shiner Distribution.
Also, we asked a bunch of our favourite artists to create some one-off hand decorated boards that could be auctioned off to raise funds for Unicef.
We gave each of them an original 1980s blank deck from Shiners’ private collection and let them
do their thing.
The results are a showcase of their unique take on what the skateboard and skateboarding means to them.
Nobody got paid for the work they did. They all gave up their time, sweat, paint and ink voluntarily for the cause, so hats off to them for that.
You can bid for the boards on eBay when the auction begins on 16th April 2010 at 6pm.
All proceeds go to Unicef.
The Deckades skateboard exhibition is open tomorrow during shop opening times and runs for a month.
After that little gem of a month we have the 'life.still' exhibition as part of the Bristol Festival of Photography. They are asking for slideshows of images or short photo stories to be shown at the private view on the opening night. Closing date for entries is 16th May. Details to be found at www.lifestill.co.uk.
A Beautiful Machine event had been going really well. All the artwork exhibited at our Bristol Shop is for auction. The proceeds will go to Save the Children - Haiti appeal. Have a browse below and if you like anything call the Bristol shop on 0117 929 8928 and place your bid or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll update the prices regularly. You can read more about the event here, the last night of talks is on Friday.
1. A beautiful machine - Whiteduck 56x56cm current price - £5
2. Red Bike - 33.8x73cm current price - £50
3. Chopper - 41x31cm current price - £40
4. Gold bike - 44x31cm current price - £77
5. Two cartoon characters - 44x31cm current price - £11
7. Ride your BM - 53x25cm current price - £50
8. Skelly rider - 43x33cm current price - £25
9. Mr Fixie - 50x50cm Current Bid - £18
10. Bike colours - 32x41cm current price - £25
11. Past / Future - 31x22cm - current price £18
12. Bike & Map - 27x32cm current price - £51.22
13. Enjoy the Ride - 19x19cm current price - £30
14. ABM wings - 42x52cm current price - £50
15. Heart - 35x35cm current price - £35
17. Fixie photo - 33x24cm
18. Wheel - 31x43cm current price - £20
20. Wheel on Orange - 43x53cm current price - £30
21. T-Shirt - Small current price - £35
22. Bikeasso - 31x41cm- £31
23. Bikeasso Two - 31x41cm- £30
24. Bikeasso Three - 31x41cm- £20
25. Urban Beach Cruiser - 45x33cm current price - £18
26. Bike with wooden box - 24x33cm current price - £75
27. Polo pink - 15x20cm current price - £30
28. Oil - 25x31cm current price - £60
29. Bicyclops - 36x51cm current price - £52
30. Untitled - 44x44cm Current Bid - £5
31. Ride it like you won it - 22x31cm current price - £75
32. Reach for the bars - 44x44cm current price - £75
33. untitled - 22x31cm current price - £75
34. Babycrow x Tokyo fixed 50x70cm current price - £65
35. Steel Beauty - 51x41cm- £10
36. One weeks spinning - 70x50cm
37. untitled - 52x42cm current price - £30
38. We are godmade - 52x42cm current price - £2
39. The evolution of - 31x41cm current price - £20
40. My first 5 speed racer - 34x24cm- £12
41. Hold - 53x43cm current price - £10
42. Face - 20x25cm current price - £12
43. Untitled - 45x62cm current price - £68
44. Gear Shifters - 30x24cm current price - £30
45. Untitled - 52x52cm current price - £30