Stavanger’s Nuart festival of 2014 is great!

Once again making a name for itself on a national stage in the street art scene, the collaborations and pieces in 2014 are some of the best yet. Combining talents from all over the world into a very unique art space, as well as the city. We have written a bit more of detail about Nuart here, if you like a background into the festival.

The main exhibit for this year’s art is downtown at Tou Scene, and old brewery turned art and performance space.

 

The informational off their official website.

WELCOME TO NUART 2014

September 7–October 12

Address: Tou Scene (Kvitsøygaten 25, 4012 Stavanger, Norway
Opening hours: Wed-Fri 12-17, Sat-Sun 11-16. Closed Mon-Tue.

Free entry

Nuart is an annual international street art festival established in 2001 with a focus exclusively on Street Art since 2005. The Festival is based in Stavanger on the West Coast of Norway. In addition to a multitude of both sanctioned and unsanctioned public art works, Nuart also stages one of the most anticipated exhibitions of the year.

While I was only able to check out the installations at this space, there are also a bunch of outdoor projects that can be seen around the city. Various artist were invited to use the city as their canvas. The results are great. Here is the link to the map if you are interested in seeing how many you can find for yourself.

 

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They include this year and last’s years works, so don’t fret, you can still see these pieces long after October 12th. As with art anywhere, great pieces get adopted into the landscape of the city, while others are painted over to make way for new works to come.

Pictures I took from Tou Scene are below for you to enjoy. I hope I did them some justice.

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This one I found especially fascinating. The collaboration of artist invite you to take a picture in front of this wall, send it to a provided email, and they will send you back a picture of it superimposed somewhere else in the world. Truly bringing the world together by art. The video below probably explains it better than I do.

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Mathieu Tremblin’s “All City Incrustation” is a collaboration between the artist plus visiting and Stavanger based writers who tagged the blue screen installation during Nuart. The artist can then transpose the action onto backdrops and walls from around the world.

If you like street art, make it a priority to check it out! It’s free and offers a great burst of color contrasting the beautifully preserved white colored buildings of Gamble Stavanger.

Photo: Ian Cox
Photo: Ian Cox

For a full list of 2014’s contriuting artist watch the video below. I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings!