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Artist Bio: Kid30 (smallkid)

Midlands based artist kid30 (smallkid) has been painting graffiti / street art for 20 years. He is well known for his cleanly painted characters with their unique and instantly recognisable bold style.

Kid30 is a member of the highly regarded Oxygen Thieves crew continuing to push himself by bringing his style to new areas of design, working not just on walls, but also on glass, maps, wood and found objects. He has been involved in and helped run numerous group shows, had a collection of solo exhibitions and has had work shown in various publication.

His recent body of work has focused on mashing up cartoon characters both current and from his childhood

“Growing up in the 80’s with no TV, I was always a bit unsure as to which cartoon characters were which and what cartoons they were from, often finding myself pretending I had watched shows when I actually had no idea what they were.” Kid30

Kid30 endeavours to promote the value of the art form throughout outlets such as commissions, murals, youth workshops and exhibitions.

Recent clients have included: Rolls Royce, Kingsmill hospital, Detonate promotions, Raleigh Bikes, Red bull, Game City, Glastonbury festival, V festivals, Big Chill, Rock City, Stealth , Nottingham City and County Council, Size?, The Golden Fleece, Trent University and various clubs, shops and bars in and around the midlands.

Recent involvement with art shows have included:


Cell Colour / Group Show / Hung up Gallery

Solo show / Misspelt youth / The Terrace, Broad Street, Nottingham

Group show / April Fools / Spit and Sawdust, Nottingham

Solo Show / Miles from the sea / Switch Studios, Nottingham

Street Art Show , various feature walls for V&A Print collection featuring Banksy, Eine, Meggs, Sickboy, Swoon, Pure Evil, Jon Burgerman, Jamie Hewlett, Shepard Fairy, Dilk, Ging, and others. / Nottingham Castle, Nottingham

The Marmalade and Manners Exhibition group show / The Jam Factory Oxford

My hair is on fire – Oxygen Thieves / The arts Cafe, Stokes Croft, Bristol

Oxford Arts Week / Wheatley, Oxford

Dark Light / Refectory Gallery, Nottingham

Exit through the records shop / OMG, Nottingham

Stop robbing the rich / Castle Bar, Nottingham

Glastonbury festival various years / Baseline circus

Big Chill, Homeland, Headstock festival various years

Fat kids like ballet / Moog, Nottingham

Fat people are harder to kidnap / OMG, Nottingham

A look back at Graffiti / New Art exchange, Nottingham

Dont just do something, stand there / Frauds, Oxford

Artist in residence, Ryouki shoe shop / Oxford

Recent involvement with graffiti jams and publications:

Work published in various copies of Graphotism and V&A Magazine over the past 5 years

Photos featured in Barcelona V New York Book and London Street Art Book

Painted at Meetings of Style, London 2010

Upfest Bristol 2011/2013

About Smallkid design

Smallkid design is a Nottingham based urban design company running for 19 years.
Offering  Spray paint Murals , Graffiti, Murals, Wall art, Street art interiors, Paint effects,  Wall art, Street art interior,  Commercial art, Art for bars and pubs, Art for public spaces, Graffiti workshops and Team building workshops.

Mural Commisions / We paint any walls !

Do you have a blank wall crying out for some colour ? For graffiti / mural commissions please email the size of the wall and a Brief of what you want and we can take it from there (if you have photo of the wall this makes things loads easier).

Smallkid Design works along side numerous artists that specialise in various styles and techniques.

About Shrunken Heads / Oxygen Thievez

Shrunken Heads and Oxygen thieves are two art collectives made up of like minded graffiti artists, designers and illustrators who get together and colour things in.They are based in Nottingham / Bristol and are involved in numerous personal projects, commercial projects and community projects.

Shrunken Heads: Ging, Boaster, Kid30

Oxygen Thieves: Mr Deamz, Kaption One, Mobs, Dregs, Kid30

About Spit and Sawdust

Spit and Sawdust is based at 225 Mansfield Road, Nottingham and is the home of small kid design. It also has a gallery space where we host pop up events, small gallery shows and over the past 3 years have opened it up as a curiosity shop.





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