Further tales of the Wilfred series and that GLC Hip-Hop Jam back in the last century…

Wilfred 2016 (40cm x 50cm)

Wilfred 2016 (40cm x 50cm)

Further tales of Wilfred, the Resonance FM fundraising painting and the latest in an occasional ongoing series of Wilfred paintings. As previously explained, the latest piece has been commissioned by Wilfred’s owner, the latest piece is a painting currently being auctioned as part of the February 2016 fundraising event at excellent London arts radio station Resonance 104.4FM where said owner of Wilfred currently has a Sunday night music show.  The tale of Wilfred is a long and complicated one, a long and complicated story that involves an all-girl Robot dancing duo/trio called Mekamorphis, the GLC Hip-Hop Jam of1984, an all day music and graff jam that happened in Jubilee Gardens, on the Southbank, here in London.  As previously explained (via an earlier post) Wilfred provided sound for Mekamorphis (as well as lots of painting/busking sessions), and since the original posting people have been asking for more information, people have been coming out of the woodwork, painters, writers and performers who were involved back then, that and people asking about the now battle-scared beatbox (no he isn’t for sale, sorry).

Hip-Hop Jam, London, 1984 (Photo: Martin Jones)

Hip-Hop Jam, London, 1984 (Photo: Martin Jones)

The Jubilee Gardens Hip Hop jam of 22 years ago is now stuff of legends, it was back in the days before the internet, before digital cameras and everything being documented, there are only fragments now, some photos have emerged, of it via Martin Jones and the UK Hip-Hop Archieve, see the album on this page for some of it. Someone said there was rumour of a video of that day.. That was then though, the last century, Wilfred lives here in the studio now, he occasionally gets his portrait painted, and right now the latest painting can be bid on here up until Monday afternoon, February 29th, all proceeds go to Resonance FM and keeping art on the airwaves. Resonance is vital, we all need Resonance, we all need to support it, these things are easy to take for granted and before you know it they’re lost and become hazy stuff of legend like that day at Jubilee Gardens, or that time painting in Churchill Square or that time back in the last century when…

More on the fundraising and the treasure to be found via Organ: Grab original art, rare music and more via the Resonance FM fundraising auction… Please do go bid on that painting, Resonance is to be treasured, the auction goes on until February 29th. .

 

 

 

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