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Street Artist Kobra invites us to reflect on what future we want to leave for future generations, NYC 2022

September 17, 2022

Eduardo Kobra works on a meaningful mural at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The unprecedented initiative of bringing street art to the UN’s wall was approved by the UN Committee, which recognised that Kobra’s art “is in line with the ideals of the United Nations.” The famous Brazilian muralist worked day and […]

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Branded Arts Festival, Benjamin N. Cardozo High School in Queens, New York 2022

September 12, 2022

Branded Arts has wrapped up an epic Festival at Benjamin N. Cardozo High School in Queens, New York! Formerly attended by Ronnie Fieg, founder of KITH. Benjamin N. Cardozo High School is a public high school in the Queens borough of New York City, USA. The school is named for Benjamin N. Cardozo, who served as chief judge of […]

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Millo's New Mural "Essential" Brings Attention to Jordan's Water Crisis In the heart of Amman, Jordan. Image © Millo

Millo’s New Mural “Essential” Brings Attention to Jordan’s Water Crisis In the heart of Amman, Jordan

September 2, 2022

A new mural created by Italian artist Millo, titled “Essential”, is a powerful visual representation of the importance of water in our lives and sheds light on Jordan’s dire water crisis. Commissioned by the non-profit organisation BALADK Street & Urban Art Festival, the mural is part of a larger project that aims to transform the […]

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Millo's "Mulberry Tree" Mural on Water Tower in Al Jib, Palestinian Territories. Image © Millo

Millo’s “Mulberry Tree” Mural on Water Tower in Al Jib, Palestinian Territories

August 28, 2022

In the Palestinian territories, Millo was given an opportunity to create a mural on a water tower in Al Jib titled شجرة التوت meaning Mulberry Tree. This large-scale project was curated by Riwaq and Baladk, making it the first of its kind in the area that wasn’t on the walls of separation. The mural, which […]

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Banksy - Love is in the Air (Flower Thrower) Image @ GraffitiStreet.com

Art and Activism: 10 Street Artists Using The Power Of Art as a Catalyst For Change

August 17, 2022

Street artists are utilising their exceptional talent and creativity to bring attention to critical social and political issues that affect our society, ranging from environmental degradation to systemic racism, from gender-based discrimination to human rights violations. In this article, you’ll discover ten extraordinary street artists using their artistic talents to ignite change. These artists employ […]

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CAN ART HELP FIGHT A WAR?

August 10, 2022

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead Gainesville, Florida-based public art curator and producer Iryna Kanishcheva (native of Lviv, Ukraine), along with The Florida-based public art platform, Monochronicle, with the support of Shepard Fairey, organised a mural […]

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NeSpoon brings her Delicate Lace Patterns to Yffiniac, France 2022

August 7, 2022

Polish street artist NeSpoon has just finished painting a mural in Brittany in the small city of Yffiniac, in the north of France. As always, careful research went into the intricate pattern of the mural and was inspired by the beautiful delicate 19th-century ceremonial shawl. … The inspiration was a Breton ceremonial shawl from the […]

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The Ochre Man by STIK, Clearwell Caves 2022

July 30, 2022

STIK has just painted a huge eight-metre (12ft) tall ‘Ochre Man’ at Clearwell caves deep beneath the Forest of Dean. The STIK Ochre Man is painted in ochre, a reddish earth pigment which has been mined there since the Middle stone age.  Clearwell Caves are amongst the earliest and last ochre mines in the British […]

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Artist Saype Extends the World’s Largest Human Chain to Rio de Janeiro, 2022

July 28, 2022

For the fifteenth stage of the global artwork “Beyond Walls” in Rio de Janeiro, Saype strives to bridge the impassable distance between Benin (the tenth stage of the project) and Brazil. Thus allowing those who left across the ocean never to return, to feel again the desperate embrace of those who saw them drift away […]

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Street Artist Said Dokins Light Installation Dazzles for Querétaro Experimental international public art festival, 2022

July 28, 2022

Throughout the summer months of June until September, Mexican contemporary artist Said Dokins presents Refraktur as part of the Querétaro Experimental international public art festival. The festival will show the work of over 200 artists across a wide range of disciplines, including music, theatre, dance, performance and sculpture.  Refraktur is a site-specific installation built out of glass, metal, reflexive materials […]

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Street Artist Spaik reveals his 10-piece preview mural for BLOOP 2022

July 27, 2022

BLOOP International Proactive Art Festival IBIZA is back for its 12th consecutive edition! From the 4th – 24th of August 2022! Despite the pandemic and subsequent setbacks and difficulties, BLOOP has continued to open its doors over the last two years, insisting on holding this independent initiative that introduced art to a traditionally foreign context. […]

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