The Upfest Crew are pleased to announce the return of Upfest - The Urban Paint Festival for 2016. The festival will take place between Saturday the 23rd and Monday 25th of July.
Following the huge success of 2015 which saw 300 artist from across the globe and over 30,000 visitors descend on Bedminster, south Bristol, the team are currently working on gaining funding and sponsorship to keep the event free!
Artist registration is due to open on the 29th of February and will close 28 days later. Artists please note, the team are very busy at this time of year and will be unable to respond to artist enquiries, please refer to the festival Q&A on our website at time of registration.
Gemma Compton is an artist/fashion designer based in Bristol, her highly detail work with its strong style has crossed from garments to gallery walls. Being brought up in a small town in the sleepy Cotswold's sparked a lifelong love for nature, particularly ornithology and the British countryside. Her work draws influence from the flawless, high glamour imagery used throughout the creative industry. Beautiful women and modern day icons are mixed with wildlife, dead and alive, juxtaposing our modern human ideals of beauty with the natural beauty and cruelty of nature.