Burner on sea

BOSFest Burnham on Sea street artSet on the Somerset coast over looking the murky Bristol Channel – Burnham on Sea hosted it’s second festival celebrating everything from music and dance to street art.

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.

BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street artBOSFest Burnham on Sea street artBOSFest Burnham on Sea street art

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.

BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street artBOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art

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.

BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art

On the centre of this wall was work by SpZero from The Lost Souls crew who painted this ‘After the Robot Apocalypse’ piece.

BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street artBOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art

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.

BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street artBOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art

Work from the previous 2018 festival was still apparent around the town like this piece from Irony which still seemed in really good condition.

BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art

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’

BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art

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.

BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art

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!!

BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art

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.

BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art

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.

BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art

A wander around any street unearthed more street art like this on the local tattoo parlour from Tisk.

BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art

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?

BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street artBOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street artBOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art

One of the first artworks that greets you as you enter is this work by Syd on the local photography shop.

BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street artBOSFest Burnham on Sea street art
BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art

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.

BOSFest Burnham on Sea street art

3 Comments Add yours

  1. scooj says:

    Brilliant post, thank you for doing it. I think you might have persuaded me to nip over and take a look for myself.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Diff Graff says:

      Well I’ve tried to be kind to the town but if there was no street art here there would be no reason for anyone to visit.

      Decent wetherspoons though and I’m sure it looks great in the sun.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. scooj says:

        Hah, I won’t hold my breath then.

        Liked by 1 person

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