Known as The BOSFest – the seaside town invited an exclusive set of artists to paint for the second time around the streets of the small Westcountry town on the last weekend of August 2019.
The town overlooks the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant with Britain’s shortest pier the main focal point of the Edwardian promenade.
Whereas a truly dated shopping experience awaits you on the main High Street which is littered with pound shops and charity shops.
Hidden away on one lane was a small cluster of work from a range of local artists including Andrew Burns Colwill and SpZero.
Andrew Burns Colwill painted this blinged up moose-like character whilst bags of gold held it down with the water overflowing onto the small lane beneath it.
On the centre of this wall was work by SpZero from The Lost Souls crew who painted this ‘After the Robot Apocalypse’ piece.
Straddled either side of this was work from Angus and John D’oh.
Firstly a semi-colon from Angus made in his unique mosaic style and a Simpsons-esque Royal monkey alongside.
Work from the previous 2018 festival was still apparent around the town like this piece from Irony which still seemed in really good condition.
Whereas around the corner next to Vape Escape artist Angus had created another retro game inspired piece ‘Get a life’ next to a previous piece from D-Nek featuring local soldier ‘George’
Work from both festivals was also apparent on the Victoria Hotel where pieces from John D’oh, Sp Zero and others ran alongside the road on Princess Street.
To the rear of the pub in 2018 John D’oh had created this Donald Trump piece whereas Andrew Burns Colwill has created this fantastic work featuring a load of slugs all sporting sunglasses!!
A short hop across from the Victoria Hotel is the Princess Theatre where the biggest paint took place over the grey August weekend.
A range of artists painted here from John D’oh, Mind Control, The Agent, My Cat Cries and Decay.
At the other end of the car park murals from 2018 and 2019 grace the bricked walls from D-Ammo, Hallmark Tattoos and The Jacob Dear alongwith some decorated pebbles for the event.
A wander around any street unearthed more street art like this on the local tattoo parlour from Tisk.
A penultimate one from 2018 by SpZero on top of The Ritz building – a very Hollywood blockbuster themed piece here! Can you spot all the film references?
One of the first artworks that greets you as you enter is this work by Syd on the local photography shop.
It’s well worth a visit to this quiet seaside resort to check out the huge range of quality street art it has to offer.