CULTURAL PRODUCERS INITIATIVE

Nuart Festival's Cultural Producers Initiative is a knowledge sharing platform for a global community of curators, producers, writers and administrators working within the field of Street Art.

The growth in popularity of the Street Art movement has led to a proliferation of dedicated Street Art Festivals, galleries and events around the globe. This year, Nuart made the strategic decision to change how we mount our production by inviting cultural producers from across this fast-growing movement to join us for an intensive 7-day production period culminating in the opening of Nuart Festival on Saturday 10 September.

Nuart prides itself on cultivating a dynamic environment for the exchange of ideas between people whose interest lies in Street Art and its associated movements. Our international production crew comprises members from Australia, USA, Belgium, France, Ukraine, New Zealand, UK, Italy and more, allowing for the sharing of best practices and resources on a glo-cal (global/local) scale. 

We'll be profiling members of our international crew one by one over the coming weeks in the build up to this year's event. Sign up to our newsletter for weekly announcements and all the latest Nuart news and updates.

 


Marisa Molin is an Australian contemporary jeweller and artist.
Her practice focuses on the appropriation and translation of textures and fragments, collected from island shorelines. Alongside being an artist, Molin is also an arts professional. She has worked within and collaboratively with many respected Arts Advocacy Agencies and Organisations in Australia, UK and Norway. She co-founded MoB Workspace in Brisbane and has held the position of Director in various ARI (artist-run-initiative) models, including Sawtooth ARI Gallery, and has extensive experience project managing diverse creative initiatives. This is the second year Marisa has worked at Nuart Festival.

 

 

Bjørn Van Poucke is the founder and curator of The Crystal Ship Festival in Ostend, Belgium. Bjørn oversees the production of over 25 installations, sculptures and murals per year from a select group of visual artists working across the ever-changing spectrum of Street Art. In April 2016, he published his first book, Street art / today: The 50 most influential street artists today through Lannoo publishers in Belgium with long-term collaborator Elise Luong.

 

 

 



Liz Ramsey is a professional 'enabler' - that is, someone who enables the artistic community to find opportunities, be challenged, and establish a healthier, stronger, and more diverse world to create in. Since founding Blank Space in Oslo over 3 years ago, Liz has spread her love for visual communication through countless collaborations, big and small, and is steadily becoming known as Oslo's go-to cultural advocate. Notable projects include founding the Why Not? Festival, leading the Oslo chapter of Creative Mornings, hosting on average over 20 diverse creative events each month, and collaborating with over 50 of Norway's cultural organizations in a shared vision of a more colorful Norway.



 


Saziso Phiri is an independent curator specialising in urban contemporary art and street art. In late 2015, she founded The Anti Gallery, a pop-up art gallery aimed at producing and exhibiting art outside of traditional art gallery environments. Based in Nottingham, UK, Saziso has worked with a range of individuals and organisations from local councils, small businesses, community groups, artists and art galleries in order to connect artists with clients and facilitate live art experiences and exhibitions for special events. As well as curating events locally, Saziso has also been involved with international projects exploring culture, contemporary art, graffiti and street art in Italy, Germany and more recently, Hungary, in which she was amongst an international group exploring street art as a tool of empowerment and education within communities. As part of the project, in which Saziso also worked as an artist, a live street art theatre was produced, along with two public murals in Budapest, and additional artwork on legal walls within the city. Alongside curating projects for The Anti Gallery and various clients, Saziso works as a Gallery Invigilator at The New Art Exchange, a Nottingham based contemporary arts space stimulating new perspectives on the value of diversity in art and society. 
 


Marie-Ange Baudin
French journalist of culture, Marie-Ange Baudin loves art and specially the urban art. She went to university of architecture of interior and then one of journalism. She works for some art's magazines like L'Officiel des Galeries et Musées. And she founds the website Urbanart-Paris about urban art. 

 

 




Chris Bondue has been following the street art scene for many years - watching artists add colour to the world while travelling extensively around the globe. His first experience with a street art oranisation was in Melbourne in 2013 but it was in his home country, Belgium, that he first came to work with some of the finest street artists in the world while participating in the Cristal Ship Festival in Oostende. It was such a great experience that Chris wanted straight away to jump into the next festival and so it's with a lot of pleasure that we welcome him to the Nuart team this year.


Noé Lebourg and Alexis Bernazeau (from Paris, France) discovered urban art fortuitously six years ago in the street. In 2010 they began to document the work. Soon, their collection was growing so fast that they developed a website to allow other people to discover street art around the world. After few months in development, Chilled Out Co was born in January 2011. Since then, the two have continued to travel worldwide to walk through cities; shoot, and share street art pieces that they find and enjoy. Chilled Out Co have also organized two exhibitions in France as well as numerous projects to encourage artists to get involved in street art.
 


Mary Butterworth
is a Scottish artist and cultural producer. Self taught, she believes in the deeply human act of creating art and humanising the urban environment. Engagement with the public, creating opportunities, boosting artistic agency, increasing understanding, and involvement with art from the roots up have been some of her key aims. Mary has worked with Aberdeen Inspired BID on a number of projects including #painteddoorsabdn.
Breaking new ground in the city, the project raises public awareness of local artists from all disciplines and backgrounds already working and living in the area, with many artists let loose for the first time on the street – experiencing public interaction and human connection in place of the studio. This summer she has worked with the BID on creating a 'grass roots fund' to help independent creatives fund their own projects in the city centre and is currently developing an 'inspired space' initiative – a 24hr open access, uncurated public space for creative use for the people of the city.
She has also co-ordinated a number of major charity art projects and exhibitions.
 


Jon Reid
is an artist and blogger based in Aberdeen. Over the last 9 years he's tried to push and promote artists and culture in the North East of Scotland and also to make connections with artists and organisations all over Scotland and the UK. The blog uses photographs, reviews, videos, artist studio visits and any other form of interaction to shine a light on the culture that exists and revealing a different set of values through making connections and creating moments for engagement. Along with constantly updating the blog page Jon has organised and taken part in numerous events, exhibitions, mural projects & short film screenings. Making connections and engaging with the local community has been central to Jon and many of the projects he’s under taken. Jon is currently leading the street art tours for Nuart Aberdeen, using his extensive knowledge and passion for street art to enlighten the masses!

 


Find Travel Grants!

If you would like to travel to Norway to work with Nuart Festival there may be funding opportunities available at a local, national or international level to subsidise your trip. Nuart is happy to provide a formal letter of invitation in support of any applications, just remember to read any guidelines carefully. Good luck!

Recommended fund:

ECF Step Beyond Travel Grant scheme: http://www.culturalfoundation.eu/step-beyond

The application form is quite simple but keep in mind NOT to write that you will be a ‘volunteer’. Unfortunately, this fund is not eligible for people travelling between EU/EFTA countries.

NUART JOURNAL 5: LOCKDOWN ISSUE

Following last year’s FREEDOM issue, this edition of Nuart Journal explores the theme of LOCKDOWN. Available both online and in print from May 1, 2021.

OFFICIAL SELECTION GRENOBLE

Nuart and MZM Projects "Tales of Silver City" official selection.

PUBLIC ART WARNING

A series of Public Health warnings afixed to various public sculptures and monuments

NUART JOURNAL UPDATE

Covid 19 delay announced and double issue for Spring 2021

DANGER PUBLIC ART

Danger, Public Art. Placed in and around the city centre suburb of Storhaug.

PRIE DIEU (PRAYER BENCH)

Commodified belief systems, surveillance capitalism and the worship of capital

VLEK FOR NUART STAVANGER.

Our good friend Arne aka vlek paid us a visit from Kristiansand.

WAYS OF SEEING.

A series of readymade public art interventions in and around the city of Stavanger.

SKIP AD

A series of large stickers designed for city billboards and digital public screens

HOPES AND DREAMS

A series of local interventions on the municipalities garbage collection points.

CULTURAL QUICKSAND.

An urban intervention exploring the mysterious disappearance of quicksand from the cultural landscape

BENCH PRESS (Memorial Benches)

A series of brass plaques in support of BLM and other social issues and concerns

RIOT HERE, RIOT NOW

A series of hand wrtten riot notes on commercial info stands

IMAGINARY CITY AWARD

Award winning film scoops best street art film in Grenoble

ROAD IS LAVA

Road is Lava, a series of interactive street stencils in and around Stavanger.

R.I.P HYURO

In honour of our dear friend Hyuro

RH74 FOR NUART

Norwegian mural culture developing its own voice

NUART FESTIVAL 2020 IS CANCELLED

In saying that, we have a few other moves and groves planned to annoy the neighbours. So stay tuned.

NUART COLOURING BOOK

Nuart is stepping up to support the community

OX: ANOTHER VISION OF THE CITY

Ox, a short film on the life and work of Parisian street artists OX. Shot on location in Stavanger, Norway by MZM projects for Nuart Festival 2019.

NUART @ URBAN CREATIVITY 2020

Join Nuart Journal Editor Susan Hansen and Founder Martyn Reed for a discussion on Nuart’s ongoing Lockdown Edition at this year's Urban Creativity conference [on...

TALES OF SILVER CITY

Nuart are delighted to be premiering Tales of Silver City, an anthology of Aberdeen tales commissioned by Nuart curator Martyn Reed and shot and directed by Ukrai...

IF HOMOPHOBIA ENDED TOMORROW

Today we are shining a spotlight on artist-activist Paul Harfleet, who has joined us for our Lockdown Edition – as part of our Paste Up Lock Down action last mont...

B*STARD ART BOOK FAIR

Nuart Journal is participating in the third annual Bastard Art Book Fair.

QUARANTINE WORKBOOK

A Quarantine Workbook form Portuguese project, Mistaker Makers.

LOCK DOWN, PASTE UP

Nuart’s “Lock Down, Paste Up” launches with a series of new works created in Aberdeen, Scotland.

NUART LOCKDOWN EDITION

We have some really strong, interesting and deep content set to drop over the coming weeks under the #nuartlockdown name.

NUART JOURNAL: FREEDOM

Issue 4 of Nuart Journal is dedicated to the theme of Freedom.

NUART ABERDEEN 2020: POSTPONED

Announcing the line-up for Nuart Aberdeen 2020 (postponed until further notice)

THE TUNNELS FILM.

“The Tunnels” is an experimental film that lays on the border of documentation, critical review and video art. It is dedicated to the “Brand New, You’re Retro” ex...

NUART 2019 RECAP FILM.

Nuart Festival's annual recap film -shot by Doug Gillen for Fifth Wall on location in Stavanger, Norway.

1UP CREW x AVINOR

For its 2019 edition, Nuart festival had the pleasure of hosting the world-famous graffiti crew; 1UP. The crew has been bombarding the streets of Berlin since the...

BRAND NEW, YOU'RE RETRO - OPENING

Brand new, you’re retro – Nuart Festival’s indoor exhibition opened its doors to the public Saturday the 7th of September.

PAUL HARFLEET // THE PANSY PROJECT.

Paul Harfleet’s 15 year Pansy Project has seen him travel the world to plant pansies on the streets at the site of homophobic abuse.

HYURO FOR RADIO JUXTAPOZ

Radio Juxtapoz Podcast, ep 23: Hyuro is Comfortable in Crisis, Live From Nuart 2019

WORKS FROM NUART 2019 - MAP

View our online map of the key outdoor works created at Nuart Festival 2018 and create your own Street Art Tour!

EDWIN TAKES ON CLIMATE CHANGE.

One of the pieces from this year’s festival has created a huge amount of curiosity within the neighbouring community of the festival’s hub at TOU.

JULIO ANAYA CABANDING'S LARS HERTERVIG

For the Nuart Festival 2019, the Spanish artist Julio Anaya Cabanding is recreating one of the national-romantic landscape paintings from Stavanger artist Lars He...

THIS IS NUART FESTIVAL 2019.

Over the years, Nuart has grown to entail so much more than thought provoking and intelligently placed street art. Check out the full festival program below!

FIGHT CLUB

First announcement for 2019 and kicking off this years Nuart Plus program, the legendary Fight Club returns.

NUART FILM TEASER

A quick look at what's been going on and up during the first few days of production.

JOFRE OLIVERAS // FIRST MURAL OF 2019.

The first Nuart mural of the year, courtesy of the Spanish artist Jofre Oliveras is a breath taking and thought provoking piece of art.

IMAGINARY CITY // OFFICIAL SELECTION.

Nuart's "Imaginary City", produced by MZM projects with Official Selection for the 13th edition of Istanbul International Architecture and Urban film festival.

#OSLOKASSA.

#Oslokassa is a social inclusion project that provides housing and follow up for people who are, or have been, struggling with addictions, substance abuse or have...

ARTIST RESIDENCY: ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE 2019

Nuart Festival 2019 has partnered with the Arte Laguna Prize to provide the winner of the “Urban Art Section” category with an artist residency at in Stavanger fo...

HYURO x PAINT THE CHANGE

Paint the Change has joined forces with Hyuro to take part in Nuart 2019.

IMAGINARY CITY // SCANDINAVIAN PREMIERE

Stavanger as you've never seen it before. Join us for this free screening of one of the finest street art films we've ever seen.

NUMUSIC 20TH ANNIVERSARY

Numusic returns with a very special 20th anniversary club night, Northern Lights, for one night only.
Tickets on sale now !

NUART 2019.

BRAND NEW, YOU'RE RETRO.
Nuart 2019 exploring the theme Memory and The City.

MARTHA, A PICTURE STORY

Scandinavian premiere of this astonishing documentary covering the life and times of Martha Cooper. Join Martha and Director Selina Miles in discussion with Evan ...

VOLUNTEER 2019.

Find out why volunteers regard their time at Nuart as an anchor point in their personal history and keep coming back for more. Join our truly international cast o...

THE TUNNELS

Brand New, You're Retro exhibition film shot on location by MZM Projects.

BYGGE FRAMTIDEN / BUILDING THE FUTURE

A series of exciting weekly workshops for children and families during the Nuart exhibition period

CULTURAL PRODUCERS INITIATIVE

Nuart Festival's Cultural Producers Initiative is a knowledge sharing platform for a global community of curators, producers, writers and administrators working w...

NUART 2018 - RE-CAP FILM

Short film documenting a selection of the works produced by 26 participating artists over a 7-day period in September, courtesy of Fifth Wall TV.

NUART MAP 2018

Key works from this years festival - the rest we hope people will discover on their own without the aid of a map, as nature (and the artists) intended

NUART x ATTENDE : SOCIAL INCLUSION THROUGH STREET ART

Internationally renowned mural artist Smug joins forces with Nuart and Attende for a project that aims to inspire action and change.

FESTIVAL HOTEL

Exclusive booking rate for Nuart guests at one of Stavanger's most stylish hotels!

NUART PRESENTS WORK, CREATE, PLAY AT NORDIC EDGE

A look at Nuart and Nordic Edge's inaugural “Artist-in-Residence” project.

MÁRET ANNE SARA (NO) - PILE O’ SÁPMI

Máret Ánne Sara brings the Pile o’ Sápmi debate to Stavanger with Nuart's billboard project.

THE WORLD'S LARGEST OUTDOOR MURAL - VIDEO

Footage from Nuart Festival, Block Berge Bygg and Ella & Pitr's successful attempt to create the world’s largest outdoor mural in Klepp, Rogaland.

NUART & SAATCHI GALLERY: 'REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE'

Nuart heads to London’s famous Saatchi Gallery this November for an exhibition celebrating 12 years of facilitating art in the streets.

DISPATCHWORK

A short film on Jan Vormann's Dispatchwork for Nuart 2018 filmed by MZM Projects.

NUART JOURNAL LAUNCH. ISSUE 1

Launch of the first issue of the Nuart Journal. A peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to the critical study of street art and urban cultures

NUART x UKM PRESENT THE CULT OF RAMMELLZEE AND OTHER ARTISTS

Nuart presents Cult of Rammellzee (UK), Ella & Pitr (FR) and Street Printing with Die Raubdruckerin (DE) at the Norwegian Youth Festivals of Art

NUART x ATTENDE : SOCIAL INCLUSION THROUGH STREET ART, PT. 2

Nuart and Attende pay tribute to Stavanger´s ´Ren By Gjengen´ with a new mural by Fintan Magee

JAZOO YANG A PROMISE TO REMEMBER

A short documentary on Berlin based Korean artist Jazzo Yang and her work for Nuart Festival 2018

NINA "BEASTS OF NO NATION"

A short documentary on Stavanger based Iranian artist Nina Ghafari from MZM Projects.

CARRIE REICHARDT (UK) FROM MZM PROJECTS

Conversations with the Street. A short film on and with artist Carrie Reichardt.

JAUNE (BE) - STREET ART BUS

Belgian artist Jaune celebrates the “unsung heroes” who keep our cities moving

ICY & SOT (IR) - STREET ART BUS

Powerful public art by Iranian siblings Icy & Sot for Nuart Festival 2018

VIDEO: HELEN BUR (UK) - NUART FESTIVAL 2018

Nuart newcomer Helen Bur displaying great versatility with works both big and small in Stavanger this past week

SAID DOKINS (MX) - STORIES OF A WORD

Nuart x Johannes Læringsenter present a new community-based mural for Badedammen in Stavanger East

ELLA & PITR - AFTENBLAD WALL

The latest installment in Nuart's Billboard project. Check out the video here.

STREET ART TOURS

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NUART JOURNAL 5: LOCKDOWN ISSUE

Following last year’s FREEDOM issue, this edition of Nuart Journal explores the theme of LOCKDOWN. Available both online and in print from May 1, 2021.

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