Our resident graffiti artist and spraypainter, Luke Hollingsworth now gets recognised in Tescos ever since he made it to the final of Channel 4’s Shed of the Year
Earlier this year Luke Hollingsworth, aka Syd from The Stencil Shed achieved the accolade of runner-up in Channel 4’s “Amazing Spaces/Shed of the Year” with his shed-based studio. He came second (he says he was “robbed”) but did get to meet presenter George Clark as well as appearing on TV. Watch his starring appearance below.
These days Syd is something of a local hero, having appeared in the numerous newspaper articles, as well as being recognised when he’s out and about. On life since the show he says: “It’s all been a bit of a whirlwind. Weirdest moment was being asked for an autograph the day after the final while shopping in Tesco!”
Syd has been with us for over a year and says “I’m pleased to be a regular attendee at the Bath Artisan Market selling my artistic skills all executed in my shed. I can remember when I first applied for a pitch that a selling point on the blurb was ‘maybe you’ll find the next Banksy’ at the market. Well…. I’m not Banksy but I’m very proud to be nationally known as ‘The Stencil Shed’.
Find Luke this Sunday just inside the foyer at Green Park Station (minus the gorilla).
**UPDATE Luke is at the market on March 8th at the same time that the episode he first appeared in is repeated on C4 at 12pm! Click here for details