EXHIBITION: “Don’t Trust These Walls” at 123space

You never know what to expect when you walk onto Stokes Croft any night of the week. There are dozens of cafes and bars always packed with brooding or buzzing punters socializing their sorrows away, music is always pulsating through the walls of these same establishments, and there is certainly an ever-present people-driven spirit that supports and welcomes art of pretty much any format. Last Wednesday, siblings Beulah Davina, ThisisDA and Eric Sings picked the rustic and minimalistic 123space to host an exhibition displaying their art and music.

Creative talent obviously runs strong in the blood and it’s really nice to see a sister and her two brothers collaborating this way. It was a successful night with many of their friends in attendance, as well as several curious passers-by who wandered in to take a look (even a white cat snuck in to see what the fuss was about). I brought my friend Salma along and after making the rounds we pondered the overall vibe. To both of us we perceived pain, juxtaposed with peace and self-identity, and of course strength of familial bonds. At the end of the night ThisisDA got up on stage and gave us a few verses. Take a look:

dont-trust-these-walls-1

dont-trust-these-walls-2

dont-trust-these-walls-4

dont-trust-these-walls-3

dont-trust-these-walls-5

dont-trust-these-walls-6

dont-trust-these-walls-7

dont-trust-these-walls-8

dont-trust-these-walls-9

dont-trust-these-walls-10

dont-trust-these-walls-11

dont-trust-these-walls-12

dont-trust-these-walls-13

dont-trust-these-walls-14

dont-trust-these-walls-15

dont-trust-these-walls-16

dont-trust-these-walls-17

dont-trust-these-walls-18

dont-trust-these-walls-20

dont-trust-these-walls-19