Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Hicks Completes the Project

Secret Wars Champion Mr Hicks came back to Solent Uni after graduating there over 5 years ago. Part of an ongoing project to update the Student Union area, Hicks completed the Monorex project, which saw a number of students, old and new give their thumbs up.

Look out for a number of other projects with Solent Uni. For more info on what we're up to, contact me on


Teck @ Solent Uni

The Solent Uni SU bar has been in need of a major facelift for some years now and as part of the freshers week and the start of a new year, Monorex were commissioned to do what we do best.

Teck 1 took care of the first part of the job, the important welcome sign.

The next job was to paint the actual SU bar, which was left to Secret Wars finalist, Mr to follow.

In the mean time, enjoy the snaps

Southampton Team recruit!!!

The global art event, Secret Wars is in the process of putting together a Euro League. For us at Monorex, it’s the next logical step. With a number of Secret Wars events sprouting up around the world and a load of hungry artists wanting to meet and battle fellow illustrators/painters, it seems the obvious thing to do.

The Soul Cellar will be stocked with pens and boards, ready and waiting for YOU to get involved as we try to seek out fresh new talent to represent Southampton. Whoever gets picked, will be asked to travel, all expenses paid. So if you’re an artist, no matter how good you are, please make sure you have a valid passport.

Doors Open @ 8pm, we’ve got a load of special drinks offers available on the night along with music supplied by
Stu Clarke (Hi My Name is) So make sure you’ve got some comfy dancing shoes on.

If you’re an artist and you’re keen to get involved, please drop us an email on

Another wall at SU bar - Solent Uni, Southampton

MrYeti (Moose & Yeti) was invited down to Southampton to paint a Secret wars promotional piece in the SU bar at Solent uni.

Quote from the artist
"Really happy with the piece but typically the party only really got going as I was finishing up!"

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

If you fancy a trip to Brighton, why not come see us!!?

Secret Wars Brighton
Its taken months of planning, but the time has come. Secret Wars will be hosting the Graffiti village at this years White air festival, Europe’s biggest extreme sports festival!!

Secret Wars is the World’s premier live art battle – working in similar ways to Fight Club, Secret Wars battles are set up / promoted through word of mouth.

These live art battles are being hosted in the darkest corners of each city, sometimes you might stumble across one in the basement of a bar in the East end of London or even in a deserted meat factory in Malmo Sweden...

This creative battle network grows bigger by the day, every month or so we add more battle locations while new and very exciting artists enter the frame...

Secret Wars is on a global mission to turn live art into a recognised sport – with your help we can slowly make this happen!

18th-20th September

The schedule
18th September 1/4 finals
1st battle – 12:00 – 1.30pm – Limbo Vs Mr Nord
2nd battle – 1pm – 2.30pm Made You Look Vs Sight 1
3rd battle – 2pm – 3.30pm Mist Vs Spit Sega
4th battle – 3pm – 4.30pm Oliver Harud Vs JOJENK

19th September Semi-Finals
1st battle 3pm – 4.30pm ? Vs ?
2nd battle – 4.30 – 6pm ? Vs ?

19th September Final @ Jam Bar
7pm – 11pm
Kings Road Archers,BN1 1NB
The final to decide the Champion will be held at Life. With Secret Wars Dj’s on rotation throughout this will prove to be a mad, hectic, crazy, bonza night!! So arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Reeps 1 UK Beatboxing Champion will be performing along with DJ Captain Crunch

20th September Showcase
All day
To finish off the event on a high, we’ve decided to put together a set of exhibition battles. There’s also an opportunity for other artists to get involved as we set out sights on recruiting local artists to represent Brighton.

For more info, please email us on or


Secret Wars would like to thank its sponsors and supporters for all their help
Edding pens and Art Republic, Exceptional art, perfectly framed. Discover an incredible range of rare, limited edition art prints from cutting-edge and established artists within our gallery at Bond Street Brighton (in the heart of the North Laines) or online at Spread the cost of your art with the Own Art scheme, full details at our gallery or website

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Captain Bukioe's SW Billboard

If you walk past the soul cellar, you might notice something different.

Captain Bukioe of the Undergrowth ventured down from Brighton to paint this Secret Wars advert.

Remember the art jam is a chance for artists to get on board the Southampton team, which will travel to battle other cities.

If you're an artist and want to get involved, please email us on