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A Sculpture from the fifth dimension, Ural public art festival CHӦ, Russia 2021

February 6, 2021

Sculptor Roman Ermakov created a 6-metre sculpture titled ‘El Skyscraper’ artwork for Ural public art Festival CHӦ in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The colour block sculpture was placed in the city square of Ekaterinburg. Skyscraper is from the series ‘Dancing Axis of the Fifth Dimension’ and corresponds to the motto of the festival “Stand firmly on your […]

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New Mural by INTI “The TAMARUGO”, CHILE 2021

February 5, 2021

The Tamarugo is a flowering native tree from the north of Chile, which manages to survive in one of the aridest places on the planet, Atacama Desert. It is only found in northern Chile, particularly in the Pampa del Tamarugal, some 70 km east of the city of Iquique. INTI used the Tamarugo as his […]

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自然重力 41/ GRAVITY XLI by Hua Tunan is inspired by the landscape, Shanghai 2021

January 29, 2021

In January 2021, Chen Yingjie (Hua Tunan) was invited by the Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum MOCA to work away from the usual creative space and go to Shanghai to create “Gravity XLI” landscape series. The mural 自然重力 41 | GRAVITY XLI was painted on Nanchang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai / (中国)上海市黄浦区南昌路292号. The road is lined […]

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Beyond Walls project by SAYPE: The largest human chain in the world crosses 3 neighbourhoods in Cape Town, South Africa 2021

January 25, 2021

Cape Town, warmly known as the Mother City, represents the ninth stage of the global artistic project “Beyond Walls” initiated by Saype in June 2019 in Paris. The “Beyond Walls” project aims at creating the largest symbolic human chain around the world, promoting values such as togetherness, kindness and openness to the world. The symbolic […]

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DabsMyla paint Magical Unity, ARkanvas 2021

January 24, 2021

Australian contemporary artists Darren and Emmelene Mate, collectively known as DabsMyla, created a colourful mural on a former water tower in Fort Chaffee’s Wells Lake Road. The 70-foot mural took the artists seven days to complete. The circular flower bed titled Magical Unity features psychedelic illustrations of varied flora, including endemic vegetation to the Northwest Arkansas region. […]

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Axel Void and Helen Bur. Mural Fest Kosovo / Void Projects 2020. Photo Credit Aruallan

Mural Fest Kosovo, 2020

January 19, 2021

Between the 12th and 27th of September, Void Projects collaborated with Mural Fest Kosovo to bring Change, an artistic residency and festival in the town of Ferizaj. 15 international artists, including members of the Void Projects collective, worked alongside the Mural Fest Kosovo team, Participating artists included Ampparito, Aruallan, Micheal Beitz, Helen Bur, Emilio Cerezo, […]

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CHANGE – A Short Film by Doug Gillen, Kosovo 2020

January 18, 2021

Scottish filmmaker Doug Gillen presents CHANGE, his debut short film exploring the intersection of culture, activism and social change with art collective Void Projects in Ferizaj, Kosovo. Set against the backdrop of a global pandemic and Mural Fest Kosovo, the film follows ten international artists reflecting on the history of a country healing from war. […]

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MURAL ART FESTIVAL, Fort-de-France, Martinique 2020

December 31, 2020

Mural Art Festival has just wrapped up its second edition in Fort–de–France, the capital of Martinique, an overseas department of France located in the Caribbean. Despite the pandemic chaos the festival ran from November 26 to December 2020. The theme this year was “Humans and the Caribbean Sea”, drawing inspiration from culture, the relationship with nature, […]

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Street Art with More Impact, Recap of 2020

December 30, 2020

This year has undoubtedly been a challenging year for everyone, from the COVID-19 global pandemic to the devastating bush fires, the global Black Lives Matter movement, the US elections and Brexit and much more! 2020 has seen health, social, political, environmental and cultural upheaval across the world. There is no simple way, to sum up, 2020! […]

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The Crystal Ship by Night, illuminating street art and light installations in Ostend, Belgium 2020

December 23, 2020

All About Things brings us ‘The Crystal Ship by Night‘, illuminating both existing murals and new works of art to create a magical walk through Ostend at nightfall between December 19th 2020 and January 3rd 2021. Aryz visited Ostend and in the Conservatorium, he created a work of art dealing with the question “When and […]

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Artist LAKWENA wins over two Basketball Courts in Pine Bluff, Arkansas 2020

December 21, 2020

London based contemporary artist Lakwena brings her vibrant geometric colours and inspiring text-based work to the city of Pine Bluff for ARkanvas: a statewide engagement bringing art experiences by world-renowned artists to Arkansas. Invited by women-led global curator group Justkids and Arkansas organization OZ Art, Lakwena created a site-specific public art intervention under the theme […]

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