Nuart Festival Returns Bigger Than Ever In 2012
Nuart Festival, one of the most important events in the street art calendar, returns for a huge 12th year in September in Stavanger, Norway.
The annual street and urban art fest will see some of the finest street artists from around the globe converge to showcase their talents on a range of indoor and outdoor canvases, all set against the beautiful backdrop of the Norwegian city of Stavanger, some of whose walls and buildings will be transformed by the deft hands and cans of the assembled artists.
The 2012 event is expected to attract record numbers of visitors, with over 100,000 people each week viewing the giant murals and other eye-catching works from previous festivals.
This year’s event sees the addition of the Nuart Plus summit, bringing together experts in the street art field to discuss the current scene, over three days of talks and debates, with a screening of Propaganda: The Art & Crimes of Ron English, exploring the artist’s love of reworking billboards and advertisements into anti-corporate art.
As well as English himself, there will be a plethora of artists appearing and creating work at Nuart, including Jordan Seiler, The Wa, Saber, Aakash Nihalani, Eine, Sickboy, HowNosm, and local talent Dolk, often referred to as the Banksy of Norway.
As well as plenty of outdoor art shenanigans, another key element of Nuart will be the indoor show Tou Scene, which sees artists returning to a former 19th century brewery complex turned into an arts centre, where they will utilise the vast wall space of a complex of abandoned tunnels, creating over half a kilometre of work in this unique setting.
Nuart Festival takes place September 29 – November 18 in Stavanger, Norway.