Stavanger, Norway: A Street Art Hot Spot

Stavanger Street Art: Pobel_HOOKEDBLOG_0275_PHOTO_©2014_MARK_RIGNEY

Earlier this month Hookedblog were lucky enough to attend this years edition of NuArt International Street Art Festival held in Stavanger, Norway.


Despite been seen as the centre of the oil industry in Norway, this coastal city with it's 18th and 19th-century wooden houses seems an unlikely location for one of the globe's street art hot spots.

But Stavanger's streets are covered with street art which is for the most part down to the hard work of NuArt's founder and director Martyn Reed, who along with his teams have been hosting groups of international street artists from across the globe since 2005.

While we work our way through the photographs we took of this year's artists we thought we would share a selection of some of the art we captured around the city. Below is the first part of our Stavanger street art selection, a taster if you will with more to follow. Stay tuned!

Stavanger Street Art: C215_HOOKEDBLOG_5065_PHOTO_©2014_MARK_RIGNEY French stencil artist C215's work still looking great despite the tag over the multi-layered stencil piece.Stavanger Street Art:: Vhils_HOOKEDBLOG_0678_PHOTO_©2014_MARK_RIGNEY Striking work from a previous edition of the NuArt Festival by Portuguese street artist Vhils.
  Stavanger Street Art: EVOL_HOOKEDBLOG_0585_PHOTO_©2014_MARK_RIGNEY

We loved finding German stencil artist EVOL's multi layered-stencils pieces dotted around the city in which he creates realistic apartment buildings complete with satellite dishes out, using existing street furniture as the canvas for his mini artworks.

  Stavanger Street Art: EVOL_HOOKEDBLOG_0590_PHOTO_©2014_MARK_RIGNEYEVOL_HOOKEDBLOG_0334_PHOTO_©2014_MARK_RIGNEYEVOL_HOOKEDBLOG_0332_PHOTO_©2014_MARK_RIGNEY unknown_HOOKEDBLOG_0300_PHOTO_©2014_MARK_RIGNEY Unknown stencil artist - 'This Comes in Colors'

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Great to see some of New York based artist Dan Witz fun street signs still running in this beautiful part of the city, considering these pieces were not created this year they have done well to stay up.

Witz was recently in London for a project with PETA and saw the installation of nearly 30 street pieces for the project, many of which have been removed/ stolen by so-called fans!

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Stencil artist JPS passed thought Stavanger during the festival leaving a number of un-official stencil works across the city. We say un-official in that he was not part of this year's official festival line-up but neither were artists Bon and Alex Face who were also in town and collaborated with Martin Whatson during their time in the city. It is not uncommon at festivals to see other artists visiting and installing work, what with large crowds of dedicated street art fans it's one way to get your work seen.

  JPS_HOOKEDBLOG_0255_PHOTO_©2014_MARK_RIGNEY

Another of JPS's stencil pieces this time a miniature version of the piece some of you might recognize from an iconic spot in Bristol.

  BON_HOOKEDBLOG_0313_PHOTO_©2014_MARK_RIGNEY Alex Face and Bon hit the streets with some Norwegian themed work.

For a full program of the event hit up the NuArt website.
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Related Stories:

Add Fuel Mural for NuArt Aberdeen, Scotland.
VHILS for the Phytology Project in London.
Hanging out on the Stavanger streets with stencil artist Jaune

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