Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Weapon of Choice

Whilst the family were sleeping, i grabbed my kit and the keys to the car and sneaked off down to the Thekla last night just in time to catch the Central Spillz crew finishing their set and the mighty Taskforce starting theirs...

Its been a while since i did the rounds on the music scene but i've caught a few different shows in the past week or so - Million Dan at the Thekla, Kid Carpet, Roni Size and Reprazent doing a collaboration with the cassical composer William Goodchild and his orchestra at the Coslton Hall (supported by Speech DeBelle, Mercury Award winner this year...), Mogwai and Zu at the Invada Invasion, and the Weapon of Choice night.

I enjoyed seeing Central Spillz at last - i have heard about these guys on the grapevine, but i guess the fact i haven't seen them until last night is a reflection on how little i go out to Hiphop gigs these days. I've only kept half an eye on the progression of the UK Hiphop scene of late, cirtainly not as much as i used to, but i liked what CS have done with putting their twist on underground dance genres. And their rapping was super tight and very clear - good stuff! Definitely one to look out for.

Last night Taskforce gave a shout out to Bristol and mentioned how much they loved it here, and also made referrence to the first time they played in Bristol.
"1998 here on this very stage" Chester shouted...
I remember it like it was yesterday! Right then i realised i was stood by the stage with my camera and flash at the ready - just the same as i was 11 years ago when he was freestyle battling FSH brother MC El Eye of the Aspects. How time flies...

Respect to Cheba and the Weapon of Choice crew for staging a great gig.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Dings Youth Project

Just came across this photo i really like of a project i worked on earlier this year with some young people in the Dings, Bristol.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Get Dring Mobile

Here is an event i encourage everyone to attend and support - Get Dring Mobile - an attempt to raise enough cash to get local lad Mike Dring a vehicle that can be driven using essentially the same controls that are on his electric wheel chair. Not an easy feat by any means - we are talking somewhere in the region of 75k, but a lot of time and thought has gone into making this an event that will help raise as much as possible to help him get driving...

Every time i see Mike he always has a big ol' smile and is always pleased to see me and for that reason alone he gets my full support! Along with numerous other artists, I have donated a piece of work to go into the auction sale which takes place at the Paintworks on 15th October...

Please do read the press release below - and then go along and show your support on the evening. Buy a piece of work from this event and know that every penny will be put to a great cause. (...and yeah that is three quarters of an acer tag there...!)

Mike was 23 when he broke his neck in a road traffic accident, resulting in paralysis from the upper

chest down – medically he is classified as having a complete Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) resulting in

Tetraplegia (level C6).

Between April 09 and April 2010, friends and family of Mike are attempting to raise money to put

towards the purchase of an adapted car which will enable him to drive independently. Mikes needs

are such that such a vehicle is highly specialised and comes at a very high price.

As part of this fundraising we have organised the GDM Art event and auction which will be held at

the Paintworks, Bath Road, Bristol on the 14th and 15th of October.

The doors will be open from 11am to 9pm on Wednesday for a full days viewing of the works going

under the hammer. Thursday will be a busy day with the opportunity for further viewing from 12pm.

There will be live painting by Mr Jago, Inkie, Lokey, Felix, Eelus, Xenz, Paris, Boswell, Vermin, Milk

and Dora starting at 4pm and the auction including lots by Guy Denning, Pam Glew, Rowdy, Ian

Francis and Nick Walker to name but a few, will commence at 7pm.

The work can be viewed on line at Dreweatts, and at Bidding can

be made in person or live online at on the evening, commission bids will

be taken with valid credit/debit card details prior to the event. If you wish to make a commission

bid and to register for bidding please contact The GDM team on 07789 971273 or e-mail

The event will also include a fine art ‘mystery’ postcard sale featuring work from award winning

artists from all over the world, many of which have shown in the BP portrait awards and with some

having work in the National Portrait Gallery their work usually thousands. This sale therefore gives

people the opportunity to purchase a piece of art that would usually cost a small fortune, for just


We are also running a raffle to win a portrait painted by Vincent Brown, a multi award winning

portrait and figurative artist from Bristol. Tickets will be available at the event and are also

available now via the GDM blog at For more information

about Vincent Brown and to see examples of his amazing work please visit his web-site at http://

Vince himself will be attending the event and will determine the winner of our very own portrait

competition. We hope to see lots of you there, with live painting, music, beer and curry this

promises to be a great night.

If you require any further information regarding the event or Get DringMobile please contact us at

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

CSB Canvases in store NOW!

These Clifton Suspension Bridge Canvases were produced for the Triple Drop show by myself and the guys at Screen One. It was quite a job getting a manual machine to print directly onto canvas, but we did it and they came out looking fantastic.

These are a 5 colour hand pulled screen print on a acrylic and spray painted background, on a 16 x 12 inch high quality deep edged canvas. There are a few available now in the Acerone Store, each one is has a different colour background fade and is signed and hand finished by myself. Grab yours now!

Acerone @ Triple Drop

1) The Arches
2) Big Ben
3) Queen Street
4) 'Triple Drop' - 5 x 12" canvases displayed vertically (left to right) by Ziml, Acer and Dicy
5) 'Mash Up' - Left to right - Acer 'Stars', Ziml 'Ziminatures', Dicy screenprint 'Sketchbook Sessions' and Ziml's hexigons.

Some of these pieces are still available so drop me a line if you are interested in anything to can see here. Thanks again to all of you who came along and made the show such a sucess - and specail thanks to all who came and said hello and had a chat. I always like to meet some new faces...


Sunday, 13 September 2009

Second Look

I was pleased to find out last week that one of my images has been selected to be a finalist in the Bristol : A Second Look competition at Photographique, Balwin Street, Bristol.

The brief was to produce photographs that show:

  • unnoticed aspects of Bristol,
  • what we might otherwise pass by,
  • the small things we might take for granted,
  • details with hidden interest or beauty,
  • places which people might not normally be able to see.
The finalists are on show at Photographique from September 10th to September 16th & the public vote will run until October 1st. You can vote in store, by text or by visiting the website and clicking on image C, Luke Palmer - The Arches...


All votes for my image are gratefully appreciated!

Million Fam!

I was reminded by DJ First Aid at the Thekla on Friday night after the Triple Drop show that i never appear in group shots... cos im always the one taking 'em!

So here is one from just after Million Dan smashed the Thekla dance floor to smithereens - his set, as always, was packed with energy and lots of stage dives. Hiphop goes grunge.

From top to bottom, left to right - K.Ners, Humerak D Gritty, Michelle, First Aid, Acerone, Million Dan, MC Shadow

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Triple Drop Preview

A few flicks from the preview of the show last night...
A big thanks to everyone who came down - and to our DJs, bar crew, sponsor's - puma, Dos Equis beer and Screen One, an extra special thanks to you for helping us to make our ideas a reality.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

The Show

The preview of the Triple Drop Show opens Friday evening at 6pm - you are welcome to come along and take a look at the work and have a drink with us...

Hope to see you there


Tuesday, 1 September 2009


Furiously painting away into the wee small hours to get some new stuff done for the show which is now less than 2 weeks away...
Note to self -
I must come up with a less labour intensive painting style.

A reminder to anyone who hasn't already sent their name to the guestlist email address for the opening night on Friday 11th Sept, you are welcome to come and take a look, enjoy the tunes, and sample a few drinks...