Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-The shed with personality, an optical illusion than smiles back at you down the 100ft garden Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-At night the eyes and nose light up to reveal my creative sanctuary. Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-The wall opens out to open up the shed for its workshop function when spraypainting and while socialising in the art gallery Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-A woodburner and cooking stove makes this a all year round shed Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-A tree grows through the floor and roof. Check the tree face sculpture Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-70 cm tall Gorilla Themed bespoke Weather Vane. The cherry on top Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-A full sized Gorilla guards the entrance to the Stencil Shed just before a small raised veg patch Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Hitting the national on the Mail Online, story sold behind my sheds back Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Page 3 Western Daily Press, big supporters of the Stencil Shed in past year Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Raise a cider mug at the bespoke Half Hog bar and art gallery. Mini version of my fav pub the Whole Hog Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-The same cider optic brands as The Whole Hog Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-View from the old shed to the new, meet Taffy my daughters bar stool and door prop. Check the art gallery section Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Front view to the green roof. Designed to have a 'Hobbit House' feel Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Front view of the green roof back to the main house Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Side view of the green roof on top of the Half Hog cider and art gallery Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-The shed is a lovely L shape. It evolved, thus totally unique Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-A true green roof, a neglected conifer now takes centre stage in the workshop area Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Hannibal Lecter Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-I am a cider drinker. Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Free art hunts towards end of the campaign Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Skelly bob Bill cartoon style stencil Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Art from the shed made in the shed, meet Brian Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Weather Vane Pimped Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Smile at my Stencil Shed, It will smile back at you right back down the 100 ft narrow garden where its sits at the end Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-'Pig Bill' Expanding the walls, saving the connifer Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-The original off the shelf shed, donated to me by father in law who owned it at least 20 years prior Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Basic frame in place yarp Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Small but perfectly formed, getting ready for shed of year 2012, third place achieved, WOW Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Digging out the foundations to the Half Hog, soil used to make raised bed Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Posts in and levelled Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Attaching the swinging walls to double the capacity when spraying or entertaining Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Adding the batons to stop soil slippage on the green roof Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Roof taking shape. Just needs pond liner, fleece, sand, soil, plants. Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Basics in place, just needs to be polished Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Not often you take delivery of a full sized gorilla, balancing act to get into our cottage garden Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Eye required. Needs personality Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Wheres Jonny! The shining meets the stencil shed Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-The Sydstine Chapel 72 hour painting session Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Sydstine Chapel started 6am Weds 29th Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-First details Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-God parting the waters for moses, or not Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Again Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Half way done Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Installation Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Finishing touches Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Glorious view, my greatest work without doubt Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Damien Hirst now guards the entry to the Sydstine chapel Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Panel Details Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-More panel details Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-More and more panel details Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Say hello to my little friends... Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-The Sydstine Shed hitting the nationals, im defo hitting and artistic purple patch Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Western Daily Press June 4th 2013, nice pic of the shed Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Front cover of the Gazette for the Sydstine Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Page 2 Malmesbury Standard Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-The floor of shame! Neck a shot of cider and gaze at the Sydstine Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-The floor of shame! Neck a shot of cider and gaze at the Sydstine Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-The floor of shame! Neck a shot of cider and gaze at the Sydstine Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-The floor of shame! Neck a shot of cider and gaze at the Sydstine Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-The floor of shame! Neck a shot of cider and gaze at the Sydstine Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Long narrow garden at the height of Summer, the shed was designed to draw the eye Photo of The Stencil Shed, entry to Shed of the year-Mowing the roof.... for a joke.
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    This is Workshop/Studio of the year 2012 (now redesigned for 2013)

    ..more A retired Guerilla artist called Syd had retreated to his bespoke garden shed spraying objects with spraypaint for fun but kept quiet about his hobby and workshop location to the world. Then on April 12th 2012 an email was received with a link to a website that listed over 2000 other shed dwellers in a similar boat, and had a competition to see which one was the best shed every year. Boom, everything clicked into place in about ten seconds and The Stencil Shed was born.

    You can see the sheds own purpose built website here that also features its own live streaming web cams while I work. Making the stencil shed a truly interactive multi media experience.

    Become a part of The Stencil Shed community on facebook here

    So after a year of fun, inbetween competitions (It was third in 2012,) that has seen me have a few scrapes with the local council and make the national news with a Damien Hirst mickey take, I present, the NEW Stencil Shed for 2013.

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    The Stencil Shed smiles right back at you at the end of a well maintained garden. Designed as an optical illusion the new and the old lock together to make a lovely shed face that looks upon you as you gaze up the garden. It has a true green roof with sedums, grasses and a tree growing through it. Quite simply, Mrs Stencil Shed said no planting space was to be lost if we extend the shed, putting the garden on the roof was the obvious solution.

    A fullsized gorilla guards the entrance adjacent to a cider barrel water butt. The shed itself is divided into two sections, the old stencil shed is my workshop area and the new bit is an Art Gallery and Cider Bar that replicates exactly the essence of my favourite Malmesbury drinking den The Whole Hog, complete with bar stooled view through a large window to a Market Cross mural& I call it the Half Hog. Two walls of the Half Hog completely open out to act as a canopy for either drying space for artworks or extra socializing space for cider drenched guests. Between May 29th and May 31st 2013 I spent 3 days solidly in the shed grabbing 6 hours sleep but completed a 9 piece mural I call the Sydstine Chapel, its stunning and I'm very proud of it. See photos.

    The shed itself is littered with my artworks all done with varying degrees of expertise. In the winter the wood burner keeps me warm as I spraypaint and the wireless 400w stereo system with streaming music keeps my mind entertained with high octane beats all year round.

    Cost, well it cost next to nothing to build. A lot of the materials were either traded, reclaimed, donated or purchased with money from the odd artwork sale. The sleepers that make the raised veg patch were reclaimed from the River Avon after the floods. The weather vane was traded for a couple of artworks sprayed onto roof slates that I reclaimed from a skip.

    I love my creation, its totally me, but in shed form.

    MAN MAKETH SHED, SHED MAKETH MAN copyright Syd circa 2012. Read about the Stencil Shed 2013 Shed of the Year campaign here

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