The 16th edition of Nuart Festival brought some of the most popular street and urban artists to Stavanger, invited creatives that usually don’t work in public as well as few names that already participated in the festival years ago. Here is part II of our final recap (see part I here) of Nuart 2016 and the murals, public works and interventions created in the last couple of weeks. One of the highlights this year was surely Robert Montgomery with the conceptual, poetic pieces that have been shown at the […]
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After days of preparation, the central event of each year’s Nuart Festival was held on Saturday, the 10th of September. On view was a group show by participating artists titled Post-Street Art was in the tunnels of Tou Scene. Like in the past, the space of the former brewery was divided between the artists, some sharing the rooms with collaborative installations and some showing works by themselves. Including contributions by 10 artists, most of the pieces were created exclusively for this event and won’t be exhibited anywhere […]
With only one day left for artists to finish their works for this year’s Nuart Festival, a lot murals and smaller pieces are getting completed as we’re writing this. Here’s another quick overview of what’s been happening on the streets of Stavanger in the last two days since our last update. German artist Evol created a series of stenciled buildings on electricity boxes (seen above) around the very center of the town. American-Spanish Axel Void wrapped up his large mural painted on a local kindergarten and is currently […]
One of the events that marked the official opening of this year’s Nuart Festival on the 8th of September was the opening of Jeff Gillette’s solo show at Nuart Gallery. For Dismayland Nord, the Detroit-based artist brought his iconic “dismayland” imagery to the idyllic city of Stavanger in Norway. As it was his first Scandinavian solo, Gillette prepared a brand new body of work for the exhibition. Along with signature collages and paintings that mix the post-apocalyptic imagery of broken down amusement parks and modern world slums, he also created a […]
While AM is getting ready for trip to Norway for Nuart 2016, we just received couple of work in progress photos by festival photographers Brian Tallman, John Rodger and Calum Lasham. Giving us a taste of what is currently happening on the streets of Stavanger, these shots are just a teaser of what this year’s edition will produce in the Norwegian oil capital. Australian artist Fintan Magee is working on a massive piece on some local silos, right next to his Norwegian colleague Henrik Uldalen who is painting his second ever outdoor mural. Axel […]
Only few days before the official beginning of Nuart 2016, the team behind one of the leading street art festivals introduced their brand new Art City program. Sofia and the Mountain by NIMI was recently painted in light of Region Stavanger’s new mandate to further promote art and culture. This is the first artwork to be produced under Nuart’s self-financed initiative Art City program. Aiming to produce work outside of the festival period, it connects with the region’s Smart City programs to develop as an international ‘hub’ and destination for […]
After announcing the 1st part of this year’s lineup for Nuart in Stavanger, Norway (here), we’re happy to introduce you to the remaining participating artists that were just revealed by the organizers. As previously mentioned, AM will once again be there to report from the 8th – 10th of September, and we’re very excited to see all these artist in action around town as well as inside Tou Scene chambers. Jeff Gillette is yet another unusual name to see on a street festival lineup, and it will be interesting to see […]
After successfully painting what was billed as the world’s largest outdoor mural (covered) for last year’s NuArt Festival, French artists Ella & Pitr recently returned to Norway to create couple of new pieces in and around Stavanger. This time, they painted another giant in the center of the city, taking a tumble in a dilapidated four-story building. The harsh weather conditions and rough setting didn’t stop these dedicated artists from creating another landmark mural in Norway’s oil capital and street art mecca. After this, they continued to nearby Sola […]
This Saturday, October 3rd from 12 to 2 pm, Aron Wiesenfeld will be opening his first solo in Europe at Galleri Ramfjord in Norway. For art lovers in Oslo, the show will introduce them to the haunting and brooding works of the American artist, full of mystery and rich landscapes. The exhibition will include charcoal works on paper, etchings, and oil paintings, of which some selected preview images can be seen below… Discuss Aron Wiesenfeld here.
With this year’s NuArt Festival wrapping up last week, we now have some more photos of outdoor works that we may have missed in our earlier coverage. Hitting the streets of Stavenger, the roster of artists left their recognizable marks over the Norwegian city like the piece seen above from Ernest Zacharevic that features stitch work to keep the locals warm in the upcoming winter. Photo credit: Ian Cox. Discuss this year’s NuArt Festival here.