THIS IS NUART FESTIVAL 2019.
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 5
21:00 – 23:00 FIGHT CLUB • KÅKÅ, Valberget 3
Nuart recreates the ambience of the original symposia by hosting a debate on a current hot topic in street art culture to be argued by two opposing teams made up of artists, academics and industry professionals.
Evan Pricco (Managing Editor of Juxtapoz Magazine) and Dr. Susan Hansen (Department of Psychology at Middlesex University) go head-to- head to argue these points and more in the latest installment of Nuart's legendary Fight Club. Refereed by Doug Gillen (Founder & Director, Fifth Wall TV).
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6
NUART PLUS Day 1
11:00–17:00 Memory and The City • Tou, Scene 1, Kvitsøygata 25
Day 1 addresses the theme of Memory and the City. How can we work with the city's memories to enliven and enrich our experience of the city? Featuring a guest keynote from subcultural sociologist Dr Erik Hannerz (SE), followed by talks and presentations from this year's artists alongside contributions from internationally renowned filmmakers, curators and researchers.
11:10–12:00 Erik Hannerz: Rewriting the city: Subcultural play and urban creativity
Keynote Dr Erik Hannerz (Lund University Sweden) will discuss his ideas on how we could “re-write” the city, and think outside the grid, by adopting some lessons learned from those who see the city's surfaces as full of creative possibilities.
12:00–12:20 Malcolm Jacobson: Fucking up the city: Middle aged graffiti writers and memories of youth
Malcolm Jacobson (Stockholm University) will present his research on the memories of those who have been rewriting our cities since their youth.
12:20–12:30 Selina Miles: Filming the City
Filmmaker Selina Miles will discuss her work filming artists, writers, and their stories.
12:30–13:00 Memory and Creative Destruction. Panel discussion with Erik Hannerz, Malcolm Jacobson, and filmmaker Selina Miles
Acclaimed filmmaker Selina Miles will join Hannerz and Jacobson to consider the ways in which even apparently destructive forms of urban creativity can work positively with ‘abandoned’ spaces, and the city's memories.
14:00–14:30 Kadri Lind and Sirla: Stencibility – Independent Anarcho-Street Art
Stencibility has built a festival framework that encourages unsanctioned creativity. Kadri Lind and Sirla will discuss the development of their unique approach to street art festivals.
14:30–15:00 Vile Films present Subvertiser, a short film on festival artist Dr D (UK) followed by a Q&A
Working over the years as a professional bill sticker and going undercover in hi-vis and subvertising the streets, Dr.D has developed his own brand of sarcasm for his and possibly our own amusement. Vile Films capture Dr.D's rebellious streak and love for the illegal side of life which started with the London warehouse party scene in the late 80's before going on to organise his own illegal parties in the early nineties. Featuring exclusive 8mm Video Footage of the 1992 Over the moon event (under the A40 bridge) in London.
15:00–15:30 Coffee Break
15:30–16:30 Norwegian Street Art Practice: Towards an Institute for Critical Street Art
A panel discussion with leading figures in contemporary Norwegian Street Art Practice: Viktor Gjengaar, Urban Samtidskunst; Eric Ness Christiansen Final Outlines, UGANGprosjektet & Arne Vilhelm Tellefsen, Deconform.
16:30–17:00 Nuart Journal Issue III launch
The exclusive launch of the third issue of Nuart Journal: Brand New You're Retro. Nuart Journal publishes provocative and critical writings on a range of topics relating to street art practice, graffiti and urban art cultures. It is fast becoming renowned as a dynamic international forum for critical discourse and commentary around urban art practice.
18:30–20:00 Scandinavian Premiere • Stavanger Odeon Cinema. Free entry.
Nuart Festival is honoured to announce, in association with Stavanger Odeon Cinema, the premiere of MZM projects' short film on the history of Nuart. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Kristina Borhes (UA)
Imaginary City is a poetic visual essay which traverses the history of Nuart Festival as a way to explore the magical ability of street art to change our ways of seeing the city, and the stories that we tell ourselves. This is a Scandinavian premiere of this love letter to Nuart and Stavanger.
19:00–Late AFTER WORK PARTY • Fargegaten, Øvre Holmegate
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7
NUART PLUS Day 2
11:00–16:00 Memory and the City • Tou, Scene 1, Kvitsøygata 25
Day 2 continues to explore the theme of Memory and the City, with a focus on developing critical and creative strategies for working with the city's memories. Featuring a guest keynote from independent academic, art historian, critical theorist, activist, writer, curator and community artist Dr Stephen Pritchard (UK) and contributions from internationally renowned filmmakers, curators and researchers.
11:10–11:50 Stephen Pritchard: More Today Than Yesterday (But Less Than There'll Be Tomorrow)
Keynote Dr Stephen Pritchard (UK) will give a provocative presentation on the relationship between street art, gentrification, and nostalgia narratives. As Pritchard notes, the ‘street art movement has evolved from its roots in class and race conflict and anti-gentrification activism to become [...] a perfect tool in gentrifiers' artwashing arsenals'.
11:50–12:30 Paint the Change: Jo Skoulikas and Saleem Vaillancourt, with festival artist Hyuro in conversation
Jo Skoulikas and Saleem Vaillancourt, from Paint the Change, a global street art project for social justice, present this groundbreaking project, in conversation with festival artist Hyuro.
13:30–14:00 Splash and Burn film and Q&A with co-founder Charlotte Pyatt: Chair Evan Pricco
A screening of the latest Splash and Burn film featuring Spanish artist ESCIF, followed by Evan Pricco (Juxtapoz Magazine) in conversation with Charlotte Pyatt.
14:00–14:30 Artist talk and Q&A with Paul Harfleet: The Pansy Project
Festival artist Paul Harfleet will discuss his 15-year international Pansy Project.
14:30–15:00 Artist talk and Q&A with Jad El Khoury: Tower of Wind – with Sami Wakim, Founder of Street Art United States.
In association with Venice's Arte Laguna Art Prize. Festival artist Jad El Khoury will discusses his award-winning work.
15:00–15:30 Coffee Break
15:30–16:00 Panel discussion with Paul Harfleet, Jad El Khoury and Stephen Pritchard: Working With the City's Memories
This panel debate will consider the ways in which we can work creatively and sensitively with the city's memories.
“MARTHA: A PICTURE STORY”
17:00–19:00 Film Screening • Odeon Kino, Stavanger
Nuart Festival is honoured to announce, in association with Stavanger Odeon Cinema, the Scandinavian premiere of Martha: A Picture Story, a documentary by Selina Miles.
Martha: A Picture Story Directed by Selina Miles Year: 2019
Duration: 82 minutes
In 1970s New York, photographer Martha Cooper captured some of the first images of graffiti at a time when the city had declared war against it. Three decades after publishing her book, Subway Art, photographer Martha Cooper age 75, discovers she's become an unexpected icon of one of the biggest art movements in history.
Post film Q&A with Martha Cooper and Selina Miles hosted by Evan Pricco of Juxtapoz Magazine!
BRAND NEW, YOU’RE RETRO
19:30–22:00 Exhibition opening • Tou, Beer Halls, Kvitsøygata 25
Taking its cue from a 1995 track by Bristol artist Tricky, this year's exhibition plays host to all 11 visiting artists in what is perhaps the country's finest independent exhibition space. Over 1/2 kilometre of walls will be tackled by some of the world's leading practitioners in street art culture. Bristol of the 1990's spawned some of urban culture's finest moments in both music and art, many still resonating today. Not only was it the birthplace of YBA leading light Damien Hirst, a name that revolutionised contemporary art, but also Wild Bunch, 3D, Massive Attack, Portishead, Tricky and of course, Banksy. This melting pot of influences created by the children of the Windrush generation, the soundsystem generation, the hip hop generation, the graffiti generation, travellers, anarchists, ravers, and the get-up and DIY generation—is emulated in this year's exhibition where 11 Artists from 7 countries and upwards of 20 volunteers come together to improvise a show on the West Coast of Norway with no plans, no gods, no masters and no borders. We hope you'll join us in celebrating the level of creativity that this freedom can bring.
Tickets available from: nuartfestival.ticketco.no
22:00–02:00 Numusic Festival's 20th anniversary aka Fuck Art, Let's Dance • Tou, Machine Hall, Kvitsøygata 25
Featuring Mental Overdrive, Ra-Shidi, VJ Lupo and more...
Established in 2000 as a national platform for electronic music producers and the promotion of club culture as art. The festival partnered with the likes of Sonar Festival (Barcelona) and Club Transmediale (Berlin) and was the initiative taker behind the International Cities of Advanced Sound project – the world's leading network of electronic music festivals. Numusic returns for one night only with Northern Lights, a club night that celebrates the rich history of Nordic club culture featuring the grandfather of Norwegian House and Techno, Mental Overdrive.
Tickets available from: linticket.no/page/no/event/15/10607
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8
11:00–16:00 NUART FAMILY DAY • Tou, Kvitsøygata 25
Welcome to Nuart's big family day out at Tou! Open for art lovers of all ages!
To round off Nuart Festival 2019, we welcome you, your family, and friends to join us for art day at Tou. There will be workshops for children of all ages, an art market with local artists, a free street art tour to show off this year's works, lounge area and DJ at Øst, limited edition street food at Fortou, the main art exhibition at Ølhallene, and more.
Kristiansand based artist Vlek with a contribution to the election campaign
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.
Nuart and MZM Projects "Tales of Silver City" official selection.
A series of Public Health warnings afixed to various public sculptures and monuments
Covid 19 delay announced and double issue for Spring 2021
Danger, Public Art. Placed in and around the city centre suburb of Storhaug.
Commodified belief systems, surveillance capitalism and the worship of capital
Our good friend Arne aka vlek paid us a visit from Kristiansand.
A series of readymade public art interventions in and around the city of Stavanger.
A series of large stickers designed for city billboards and digital public screens
A series of local interventions on the municipalities garbage collection points.
An urban intervention exploring the mysterious disappearance of quicksand from the cultural landscape
A series of brass plaques in support of BLM and other social issues and concerns
A series of hand wrtten riot notes on commercial info stands
Award winning film scoops best street art film in Grenoble
Road is Lava, a series of interactive street stencils in and around Stavanger.
In saying that, we have a few other moves and groves planned to annoy the neighbours. So stay tuned.
Nuart is stepping up to support the community
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.
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...
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...
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...
Nuart Journal is participating in the third annual Bastard Art Book Fair.
A Quarantine Workbook form Portuguese project, Mistaker Makers.
Nuart’s “Lock Down, Paste Up” launches with a series of new works created in Aberdeen, Scotland.
We have some really strong, interesting and deep content set to drop over the coming weeks under the #nuartlockdown name.
Issue 4 of Nuart Journal is dedicated to the theme of Freedom.
Announcing the line-up for Nuart Aberdeen 2020 (postponed until further notice)
“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 Festival's annual recap film -shot by Doug Gillen for Fifth Wall on location in Stavanger, Norway.
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 – Nuart Festival’s indoor exhibition opened its doors to the public Saturday the 7th of September.
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.
Radio Juxtapoz Podcast, ep 23: Hyuro is Comfortable in Crisis, Live From Nuart 2019
View our online map of the key outdoor works created at Nuart Festival 2018 and create your own Street Art Tour!
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.
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...
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!
First announcement for 2019 and kicking off this years Nuart Plus program, the legendary Fight Club returns.
A quick look at what's been going on and up during the first few days of production.
The first Nuart mural of the year, courtesy of the Spanish artist Jofre Oliveras is a breath taking and thought provoking piece of art.
Nuart's "Imaginary City", produced by MZM projects with Official Selection for the 13th edition of Istanbul International Architecture and Urban film festival.
#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...
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...
Paint the Change has joined forces with Hyuro to take part in Nuart 2019.
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 returns with a very special 20th anniversary club night, Northern Lights, for one night only.
Tickets on sale now !
BRAND NEW, YOU'RE RETRO.
Nuart 2019 exploring the theme Memory and The City.
Scandinavian premiere of this astonishing documentary covering the life and times of Martha Cooper. Join Martha and Director Selina Miles in discussion with Evan ...
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...
Brand New, You're Retro exhibition film shot on location by MZM Projects.
A series of exciting weekly workshops for children and families during the Nuart exhibition period
Nuart Festival's Cultural Producers Initiative is a knowledge sharing platform for a global community of curators, producers, writers and administrators working w...
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.
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
Internationally renowned mural artist Smug joins forces with Nuart and Attende for a project that aims to inspire action and change.
Exclusive booking rate for Nuart guests at one of Stavanger's most stylish hotels!
A look at Nuart and Nordic Edge's inaugural “Artist-in-Residence” project.
Máret Ánne Sara brings the Pile o’ Sápmi debate to Stavanger with Nuart's billboard project.
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 heads to London’s famous Saatchi Gallery this November for an exhibition celebrating 12 years of facilitating art in the streets.
A short film on Jan Vormann's Dispatchwork for Nuart 2018 filmed by MZM Projects.
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 presents Cult of Rammellzee (UK), Ella & Pitr (FR) and Street Printing with Die Raubdruckerin (DE) at the Norwegian Youth Festivals of Art
Nuart and Attende pay tribute to Stavanger´s ´Ren By Gjengen´ with a new mural by Fintan Magee
A short documentary on Berlin based Korean artist Jazzo Yang and her work for Nuart Festival 2018
A short documentary on Stavanger based Iranian artist Nina Ghafari from MZM Projects.
Conversations with the Street. A short film on and with artist Carrie Reichardt.
Belgian artist Jaune celebrates the “unsung heroes” who keep our cities moving
Powerful public art by Iranian siblings Icy & Sot for Nuart Festival 2018
Nuart newcomer Helen Bur displaying great versatility with works both big and small in Stavanger this past week
Nuart x Johannes Læringsenter present a new community-based mural for Badedammen in Stavanger East