Europe's largest street art project launched in UK

'See No Evil' project will cover buildings in Bristol with graffiti, hopes to become tourist draw
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This August, Bristol is the setting for one of the most ambitious urban art projects in the world\n (Getty Images)
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A graffiti artist works on what is set to be the UK's largest street art project on August 19, 2011 in Bristol, England (Getty Images)
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The See No Evil art project on Nelson Street in Bristol will see several multi story buildings in the street covered with art over the coming days (Getty Images)
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Organisers hope that the project, which has involved top graffiti artists from all over the world, will become a major tourist attraction for the west country city, often said to the spiritual home of Banksy (Getty Images)
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Artists include New York based muralists, Tats Cru whose aerosol based work is dubbed to have ‘changed the perception of graffiti as art’ and LA artist El Mac whose work is prolific across every continent (Getty Images)
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Discarded paint cans are left beside part of what is set to become the UK's largest street art project on August 19, 2011 in Bristol, England (Getty Images)
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As well as the US contingent, artists from France, Holland, Spain and Brazil will also bring their own unique styles to Bristol. Bristol born Inkie, one of the most notorious and prolific graffiti artists to emerge out of the 80’s Bristol scene will be joined by a raft of UK artists including Zeus and Nick Walker (Getty Images)
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See No Evil will culminate on Saturday 20th August in a Block Party curated by local crew Team Love, celebrating the best of Bristol’s art and music culture with live street painting, bands and DJ’s, cartoon drawing, screen printing, a pop up barber shop and fancy dress emporium, street theatre and street dressing with a mini garden area stretching along the length of Nelson Street (Getty Images)
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Detail of part of what is set to become the UK's largest street art project (Getty Images)
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Between Thursday 18th and Saturday 20th August, major club promoters, film and music previews and events will take over this unique space, creating a temporary interactive gallery and entertainment venue (Getty Images)