Urban Art News

Posts written by Rosh Niazi-Boroumand

Banksy’s Christmas Message highlights Homelessness, Birmingham 2019

December 9, 2019

Banksy shared a video today of his latest mural on Vyse Street in Birmingham’s Jewellery quarter, highlighting homelessness, especially around the festive Christmas time. With contrast to the gold and diamonds found in Birmingham’s Jewellery quarter, Banksy’s video shows a homeless man with a white beard going to sleep on a public bench, with two […]

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Robert Montgomery Lights up Downtown Fort Smith with a Message of HOPE, Arkansas 2019

December 7, 2019

Scottish-born, London-based poet, artist, and sculptor Robert Montgomery has collaborated with global creative house Justkids towards a poetic contribution to the Downtown Fort Smith community embodied as a site-specific installation lighting up the downtown urban-scape with a timely yet wholehearted command “MINE LOVE DISTRIBUTE HOPE”. The LED lighted sculpture, part of the conceptual artist light […]

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Street Artist Sonny brings the Endangered Polar Bear to Miami, 2017

December 18, 2017

Basel House Mural Festival invited local and international artists to transform the legendary walls of the iconic RC Cola Plant in Miami’s Wynwood Art District during Miami Art Week 2017  into an open- air art museum. The area is an often-overlooked section of the neighbourhood… until now! The huge list of artists invited by Basel House include; […]

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GraffitiStreet Underground 2016, London

Street Art Auction raising Funds for London’s Homelessness, 2017

December 17, 2017

It’s with great pleasure to announce that for a third year running we continue to support Streets of London (registered charity number 1155242) and are hosting another online charity urban art auction to tackle London’s homelessness. For this year’s specially curated charity auction, street artists Bisser (BE), Hua Tunan (CH), Hunto (IT), Joachim (BE), JPS (UK) and Nils Westergard (US) were each given a blank […]

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Banksy and Danny Boyle bring the Alternativity Christmas Play to Bethlehem 2017

December 17, 2017

Banksy invited Oscar-winning film director Danny Boyle to “the least Christmassy place on earth” to direct an alternative nativity play, “Alternativity,  at the Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel carpark in Bethlehem, situated in the shadow of the separation barrier. The “Alternativity” play was performed by local children on the 3rd December in the car park of […]

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Banksy’s Apologetic Street Party 100 years after the Balfour Agreement, West Bank Separation Wall 2017

November 1, 2017

British graffiti artist Banksy organised an ironic tea party in front of the The Walled Off Hotel in West Bank today in order to mark the upcoming 100th Anniversary of the Balfour agreement of 1917. The Balfour Declaration was a public statement issued by the British government during World War I announcing support for the establishment of a “national home […]

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Stenograpffia Street Art Festival Deletes Reality, Yekaterinburg, Russia 2017

July 11, 2017

Stenograpffia Street Art Festival in Yekaterinburg, Russia is in full swing and we’ve just been sent pictures of their latest installation “Cutting Out Snowfalls”. As part of the festival the local artists are tidying up the neighbourhood … the Photoshop way. They explain that every other Russian yard has a car that has long been […]

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Boa Mistura Brings Light to the Alleyways, Brazil 2017

April 10, 2017

In March 2017, Spanish team Boa Mistura went back to the Favela of Vila Brasilandia, at the north of Sao Paulo, to continue their project “Luz Nas Vielas” that they started in January 2012. Previusly Boa Mistura painted a series of words strategically scattered in different alleys in the favela, known as “vielas”. They wrote […]

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Dubai Canvas, 3D Street Art Festival, 2017

Winners of first Dubai Canvas 3D Street Art Award announced, 2017

March 6, 2017

Brand Dubai today announced the winners of the Dubai Canvas 3D Art Award, the world’s first award that recognises excellence in 3D art, at a ceremony at the Dubai Canvas Festival today. The jury of the Dubai Canvas 3D Art Award named the winners after evaluating 25 shortlisted artworks for creativity, technique, composition and design, […]

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Banksy Walled off Hotel, Bethlehem

Banksy Opens New Hotel in Bethlehem, 2017

March 3, 2017

Graffiti artist Banksy has opened a hotel in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem, his first major project since Dismaland in 2015. ‘The Walled Off Hotel’ is only a few metres the West Bank barrier. The hotel has only ten rooms and the staff employed to work in the hotel are all local people. The hotel theme is […]

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PichiAvo, POW WOW Hawaii 2017. Photo Credit @bshigeta

POW WOW Street Art Festival, Hawaii 2017

March 2, 2017

After touring the globe and painting the streets of eight different cities, contemporary art initiative POW! WOW! went back on home turf to Oahu, Hawaii for POWWOW 2017! The festival started on February 11th and ran until the 18th, Street artists and musicians gathered at the Kaka’ako neighbourhood and created new murals and installations for […]

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