The first official day of Nuart Festival 2018 and urban artist Ener Konings literally jumps straight into the festivities! Norwegian born and based, Ener Konings has certainly embraced Nuart’s theme this year “Space is the Place” and found an ideal spot in Badedammen bathing centre to leave his “Watery maiden” paste up.
This year, Nuart Festival is in it’s 18th edition and will see 26 artists from 12 countries spanning 4 continents descending upon Stavanger, Norway for “Space is the Place”. This year artists are encouraged to go and explore Stavanger and get off the beaten track and Ener certainly went to olympic lengths not to disappoint!
“This year we’re encouraging artists to work as much as they can outside the framework of the festival, to get off the beaten track and explore the periphery: the side alleys, the edgelands and those less obvious spots in and around the city, areas with the possibility of creating one-to-one encounters between the work and the individual…” Martin Reed Nuart Festival Founder and Director
Ener Konings is known for his pasteups of illustrations and homemade wallpaper, with his intention to bring life into the forgotten corners of the cityscape. His peaceful artworks portray humans in a fun, soulful, real and varied personalities.
The place for his “Watery maiden” is in Badedammen, located in Strømsteinen between Verven and Badehusgata on the east side of Stavanger. The bathing spot is the city’s oldest swimming and bathing area, with a long history since 1849.
With a little help from Nuart crew Simen Sædberg, Ener Konings was able to create great ephemeral public art within the Badedammen baths for all to enjoy.
Stay tuned for more beautiful artworks dotted around Stavanger by Ener Konings for this years Nuart Festival …
Festival dates: Thursday 6th – Sunday 9th September 2018
Public opening: Saturday 8th September at 1300, Tou Scene Centre for Contemporary Arts
Exhibition opening: Saturday 8th September at 19:00, Skur 2
Exhibition period: Sunday 9th – Sunday 30th September
Opening hours: Wednesday – Sunday 11:00 to 17:00
Entrance fee: 70kr adults/40kr concessions