About us

Nuart is an international contemporary street and urban art festival, held annually in Stavanger, Norway since 2001. It is widely considered the world's leading celebration of Street Art among its peers. 

Nuart Festival provides an annual platform for national and international artists who operate outside of the traditional art establishment. From the first week of September an invited international team of street artists leave their mark on the city's walls, both indoor and out, creating one of Europe's most dynamic and constantly evolving public art events.

The event aims to stimulate debate by challenging entrenched notions of what art is, and more importantly, what it can be. Nuart aims to provide an internationally relevant, challenging and dynamic environment for artists, students, gallery goers and public alike; an event that aims to reflect the culture as well as participate it helping define it.

Nuart aims to explore and present new movements and works with artists operating across the spectrum of 'Street Art'. Street art has its roots in situationism, graffiti, post-graffiti, muralism, comic culture, stencil art and activism amongst many other things. It is without a doubt the most exciting development in visual art for decades. A 'movement' that has caught the imagination of the general public, collectors, auction houses and curators the world over.

Nuart consists of a series of citywide exhibitions, events, performances, interventions, debates & workshops surrounding current trends and movements in street art practice by some of the worlds leading practitioners and emerging names. The artists who attend the festival are among the most acclaimed and progressive public art practitioners in the world.

Nuart continues to pioneer a new breed of art exhibition that is neither institutionalised nor commercial. Without the usual restraints of curatorial and corporate preferences, the event consistently brings out the best in its invited guests.

Nuart is a not for profit organisation run by a small group of idealistic volunteers, vandals and bored arts professionals.

Martyn Reed

Founder and Director

NUART 2016 LOGOS

Nuart 2016 Logos; eps, png

SOFIA AND THE MOUNTAIN

Introducing 'Sofia and the Mountain' by Nimi: a new landmark for Stavanger

NUART FESTIVAL LAUNCHES CURATED STREET ART BUSES

Nuart and Kolumbus launch the world’s first series of curated Street Art buses

PRESS 2016

Press releases, artist images

NUART GALLERY

Nuart Gallery aims to nurture emerging regional and national talent whilst at the same time hosting and producing exhibitions and projects from some of the world’s leading street and contemporary artists.

THE UTOPIA BOX-SET

The Utopia Box-set. feat 14 of the worlds leading names in Street and Urban art. Available now !

STREET WORK MAP 2016

View our online map of the outdoor works created at Nuart Festival 2016

STREET ART TOURS

STREET ART TOURS
Please send an email to discuss arranging a private tour of Stavanger's street art!

WORK WITH US

Contact Nuart to discuss a creative partnership with the world's leading street art festival !

NUART PATRONS CIRCLE

Join Nuart's Patrons Circle and help to create something extraordinary !

NUART PRESENTS #MISSIONDIRECTIVES

Nuart and the Bergen-based artist Nipper present Mission Directives – a series of small scale installations that promote the sharing economy, creativity and citizen-led communication in public space.

VOLUNTEER WITH US!

Join our Nuart 2017 crew, sign up now and get to say "been there, done that, got the T-shirt!"

THE NUART APP

The Nuart iPhone App, powered by Geo Street Art, allows you to locate Nuart's street work on your iPhone, over 50 artists from the past 7 years have created one of Europe's most dynamic public art galleries. The Nuart App allows you to explore and share works from some of the worlds leading street artists.

ELOQUENT VANDALS BOOK

Eloquent Vandals The History of Nuart, is out now. Spanning over 5 years, 304 pages of exclusive images with essays from Tristan Manco and more...

ELOQUENT VANDALS DOCUMENTARY

Shot on location at Nuart Festival features work and candid interviews from some of the worlds leading players in the scene.
Running time : 25.17. Directed by Martin Hawkes

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