CANADA: Streetart Vancouver – Vancouver Mural Festival – Annual Artist Gallery

The Vancouver Mural Festival, or short VMF started in 2016 with demonstrating the transformative power of art in the city. Meanwhile they cover nine neighbourhoods not only every year during the event, but also have several creative and colorful side projects running. In 2020 during the Corona pandemic they started the initiative #MakeArtWhileApart and curated murals on boarded-up storefronts. In summer of the same year artists contributed on that festival edition about 60 new murals plus three weeks of live performances. Check out the huge gallery!

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GERMANY: Abstract pottery mixed with traditional history & The SlowArt Festival – DIPPEL ZIPPEL

The artist TAMARA ZIPPEL is known as a passionate painter and performance actress with the group DIE SEGEL, but for quite some time, she has devoted herself to a new art genre and is now also making abstract and colorful clay jugs with her new label DIPPEL ZIPPEL. As well she is the initiator of the awesome SLOWART FESTIVAL, which is taking place from 16th to 18th September in Griedel. We spoke with the creative artist in an interview!

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BRITAIN / NORTHERN IRELAND – Streetart Derry / Londonderry – Urban Art Collection

Here we have a great collection of urban artworks in the city of Derry or also called Londonderry. The place is close to the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, which means riots are common. Sometimes it is more calm, sometimes more aggressive. The situation is not nearly solved and there is much tension since ages. You can find a lot of the context of the situation filled into the artworks. Awesome artists are around and try to make the walls more colorful, but as well they put in messages.

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GERMANY: Graffiti Event at Berlin’s North Side Gallery – Liebe zur Kunst Jam 2022 – Love for Art

On 30th June and 3rd July 2022, more than 30 urban artists redesigned parts of the North Side Gallery during the LIEBE ZUR KUNST JAM, which would mean in English “Love For Art”. Regardless of origin, socio-economic status and gender, the walls of the North Side Gallery, legalized by the GRAFFITI LOBBY BERLIN, were painted together. The event was organized by EMILY STRANGE. Check out the great creations from the jam!

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