BON VOYAGE OCEAN (NU)ART
This year's Nuart festival has kicked off with internationally renowned street artist Mariusz Waras (M-City) taking the 'Ocean Art' - a 90 m long offshore supply vessel - as a massive floating canvas, covering 200 m2 of it's bow. The project was a collaboration between Nuart and the owner Atlantic Offshore, and took place in the public space of the harbour this week. Highlighting Stavanger as a leading city within the European street art landscape and an offshore capital, M-City combined jagged mountain tops and mechanical wheels that link the ship to it's base in Western Norway and it's foundation on the union between nature and technology.
As the ship was constructed in Gdansk shipyard (home to the Solidarity movement), and close to M-City's native town Gdynia in Poland, the project also cements cultural links between the two countries. M-City has returned several times to apply his imagined cityscapes to Stavanger's walls – most recently the airport's control tower - taking inspiration from the factories, chimneys, cranes, hydroelectric plants, and other mechanized beasts that dominated his childhood.
After three long days of painting the ship was christened and sailed to Bergen to get a final top coat that will ensure M-City's industrial mountainscape to outlast the rough North Sea.
Full Video coming soon, in the meantime check out this teaser!
Photos by M-City and John Rodger
A special selection of images from Nuart photographer Ian Cox for you to share on Instagram. Sharing is caring !
A series of shots from our traffic stopping Sunday street art tours
Various shots of this years installations from Nuart photographer Ian Cox
Mathieu Tremblin's Hypertag replaces a local writers tag with a Hyperlink in real time.
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Check out this years Nuart Plus series including exclusive film premieres, artist presentations and more
The 150m long Ocean (Nu) Art has just finished its sea trials and is on its way to Nuart
Our new festival Hotel is open for business and will be hosting Nuart Plus this year.
Join Steve and Jaime with guest Vandalog in this Film Friday "live" special.
Icy and Sot deliver a 3 hour hands on practical stencil workshop ! Sign up now !
Look out for this years highlighted campaign on site and in the exhibition arena, please sign the petitions and donate if possible.
Nuart 2014 has kicked off with M-City's spectacular floating mural
A small taste of things to come from Frank at Saft Film, first up Etam Cru
Proud to be hosting this new "Broken Promises" piece from John Fekner. A stone cold classic !
Work in progress by dotdotdot at Nuart 2014
A huge thanks to Tesla for stepping in at the last minute with what are surely the worlds finest festival cars.
A selection of images from our star photographer Ian Cox designed for use on your own instagram accounts. Help us spread the love !
The Nuart Festival exhibition is open. Click here for opening hours.
Check out a selection of this years citywide street works, join the Sunday tours for stories on hoe and why they were produced !
One of several interventions that took place during Nuart 2014
Mathieu Tremblin's Hypertag replaces a local writers tag with a Hyperlink
Mathieu Tremblin and a star studded crew of writers.
Profile on French Graffiti Artist Tilt by Producer Kenichi Yamamura and Director Shinsuke Tatsukawa who joined us at this years Nuart
Ladies and Gentlemen, we give you this years line up ! Thanks to Mark Warrington for a very unique method of presenting Nuart
M-City and the vast Ocean Art project is underway.
An epic look at this years Ocean Art project shot by Saft Film for Nuart