BAROQUE THE STREETS: Dulwich Festival - Street Art
10-19 May 2013
· The biggest names in international street art are transforming Dulwich with public murals (May 10-19)
· Street artists are taking over a house in Dulwich for public exhibition (May 17-19)
· Works all based on Baroque era Old Master paintings held by Dulwich Picture Gallery
· Murals comprise ongoing project to create outdoor gallery in Dulwich of the world’s best street art
From 10-19 May, as part of the Dulwich Festival, the biggest names in street art will create an outdoor gallery of public murals inspired by works held by Dulwich Picture Gallery, England’s oldest public gallery. The nine day long festival explores the position of street art, a huge new global art movement, in the continuum of art history and will see 16 of the current masters of the street reinterpret and remix the works of the masters of old.
The event will be accompanied by tours of the murals and debates led by academics and experts from both the worlds of street art and classical art alike.
Mural artists participating in the festival include REKA (Australia), Conor Harrington (Ireland), ROA (Belgium), Dscreet (Australia), Thierry Noir (France), Mad C (Germany), RUN (Italy), Phlegm (UK), Agent Provocateur (UK), Remi Rough (UK), System (UK) and The Rolling People (UK and Spain).
Over the nine day festival murals based on the works of masters such as Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), Nicholas Poussin (1594-1665) and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770) will go up all over Dulwich.
Installation street artists Christiaan Nagel (S. Africa), Pablo Delgado (Mexico), Ben Wilson (UK) will also be contributing their own special reinterpretations to the festival.
The international group of artists have also taken residence in a large house, 265 Lordship Lane, moments from Dulwich Picture Gallery. Here they have used the entire fabric of the building to create a unique installation both inside and out. A closing exhibition will take place in this house over the weekend of 17-19 May to celebrate the festival.
The Dulwich Festival - Street Art is curated and organised by Ingrid Beazley from Dulwich Picture Gallery and Richard Howard-Griffin of Street Art London. Speaking about the project Ingrid Beazley explains: “This event is about building bridges between contemporary street art and classical art by introducing new audiences to both genres. We hope that these sensitive and carefully thought out murals on the walls of Dulwich, referring to works in Dulwich Picture Gallery, will inform all who view them and inspire people to enjoy both artforms”.
Richard Howard-Griffin, founder of Street Art London: “Dulwich Picture Gallery was established as the first public art gallery in England in 1811, a very radical notion at the time. It is an honour for Street Art London to sustain and highlight this legacy of public art in Dulwich and England by working with the world’s top street artists to bring these amazing works outdoors to a fresh new audience s part of the Dulwich Festival.”
Live painting 11-19 May.
Mural sites are located all around Dulwich. See location page.
Debate - Street Art: Street Gallery
12 May, 7:30pm
East Dulwich Tavern, 1 Lordship Lane, SE22
Baroque the Streets: Festival Show
Opening celebration of artworks by street artists involved in Baroque the Streets with works for sale.
17 May, 8-10pm. Private view and press 6-8pm by invitation only - firstname.lastname@example.org
265 Lordship Lane, SE22
Building kindly donated by Lightbox London
Street Art Masterclass
18 May, 1pm and 3pm
Dog Kennel Hill Adventure Playground
19 May, 2pm
Starts at 17 Grove Vale, SE22 --> Dulwich Picture Gallery, SE21
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