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NuArt Festival: Street Art and Activism


With the growing rise of Muralism, it was a breath of fresh air to see activist artists pursuing their actions, whether through interventions in the streets of Stavanger or through the heated debates at NuArt Plus.
±MAISMENOS± (PT) played with letters to highlight political and media issues: Norway becomes No Way, the Medium is the Mess Age, while SPY (ES) uses blacklight to show T error.


Icy & Sot (IR) stencils depicted images of war, peace and society issues.

Icy & Sot - NuArt  Icy & Sot - NuArt   Icy & Sot - NuArtIcy & Sot - NuArt

The floating rocks from Andreco (IT) paid tribute to nature and ecology, while Levalet (FR) created installations with reference to the oil issue.

Andreco - NuArt   Levalet - NuArt   Levalet - NuArt  Levalet - NuArt Levalet - NuArt

Media is also a hot topic for activist artists like John Felkner (US), and Fra.Biancoshock (IT) provocative piece on social media definitively generated a multitude of reactions, while the Facebook wall from Mathieu Tremblin (FR) in a tunnel of Stavanger invited the public to interact.

John Felkner - NuArt John Felkner - NuArt   Fra.Biancoshock - NuArt  MAISMENOS - NuArtMathieu Tremblin - NuArt

View the full set of pics here

 NUART 2014
September 7-October 12
Tou Scene (Kvitsøygaten 25, 4012 Stavanger, Norway


NuArt Festival: Borondo

Borondo - NuArt

Known for his large scale expressionistic portraiture and his “glass scratching’ painting technique, Spanish artist Borondo created an oudoor mural as well as an indoor installation for the Nuart Festival.

Borondo -  NuArt
Borondo - NuArt

The indoor installation features a quirky wooden house which lines look like they come out of a Scandinavian fairy tale.
In parallel a selection of scratch-painted windows have been suspended. Playing with light and shadows, viewers can see an image on the window, while its shadowy reflection on the wall shows added or different elements. For example a skull projects a shadow of a face, a tree of life comes out of a female body, and so on. The public reaction is impressive as they are left confused and wondering how did this happen?

Borondo - NuArt
Borondo - NuArtBorondo - NuArt

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Etam Cru – Back to school mural for NuArt

Etam Cru - NuArt

Sainer and Bezt of the Etam Cru kick started the NuArt Festival in Norway, illustrating a little school boy fallen asleep. Looking at the content of his bag, it seems to have been a busy day, between the lessons from his storybook and some spraypraint activities. So tired that he left his lunch half eaten, much to the delight of a little mouse posing on top.

Etam Cru - NuArt

Etam Cru - NuArt

Etam Cru - NuArt

Bristol: See No Evil Festival

See No Evil

As part of the second ever See No Evil event,  Street artists from around the world are in Bristol city centre to take part in the UK’s largest permanent street art project.

Nelson Street is being transformed with graffiti during the second year of the See No Evil urban art exhibition.

Last year projectors were brought in to help artists create graffiti on buildings up to 10 storeys high.

A RECORD 50,000 people from across the UK and Europe flocked to Bristol over the weekend for the city’s See No Evil street art festival.

See No Evil - Nychos and Flyin Fortress     See No Evil - Seize
See No Evil - Sickboy
Organisers estimate more than 20,000 poured into Nelson Street during Saturday daytime alone for the urban art festival, which saw 40 top street artists from across the globe showcase their work.
See No Evil was organised by Team Love, made up of music producers Dave Harvey and Tom Payne plus festival director Mike Bennett and art curator Inkie, with funding from Bristol City Council, the Arts Council and London 2012 Festival as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
See No Evil-  Conor Harrington and Nick Walker   See No Evil - Conor Harrington  See No Evil - Lucy McLaughlan  See No Evil - Mark Bode See No Evil - Roa      See No EvilSee No Evil - Inkie  See No Evil - Stik   See No Evil - Pixel Pancho See No Evil - Block party

View the full set of pics by Butterfly here

Preview: London Pleasure Gardens

London Pleasure Gardens

The Paradise Gardens  is  a free family festival and a feast for all the senses in the new London Pleasure Gardens site. Featuring a vintage fair, performance arts, live music, pyrotechnic galore and all kinds of entertainment, this is definitively a destination for the summer.  But a festival wouldn’t be the same without street art and graffiti…

Fresh from Paris, Shepard Fairey and the Obey Giant team finished a large scale mural.
London Pleasure Gardens

To top it all, celebrated US street and graffiti artists  Risk, Ron English and TrustoCorp are joining in and completing outdoor intallations, as part of Letters of America. The project then continues its UK invasion with an all-American Independence Day celebration – in association with Corey Helford Gallery LA  on Wednesday, July 4 at Black Rat Gallery.

London Pleasure Gardens

London Pleasure Gardens

London Pleasure Gardens

Full set of pics by Butterfly here

Check the  LPG programme

London Pleasure Gardens
Gate 1, North Woolwich Rd, London