Norway's NuArt Festival And Why You Should Be Going



The countdown is well underway to the 16th edition of Norway's Nuart Festival (Previously on Hookedblog), which is taking place from 8-11th of September 2016. The festival will officially open on Saturday 10th September at the Tou Scene Centre for Contemporary Arts, with an indoor exhibition running until Sunday 16th October. As with previous editions there will be a program of talks, tours, exhibitions and of course a series of new outdoor works from this years invited international artists to be discovered on the streets.

We unfortunately missed last year's edition as we were in New York working with artist Vermibus on his Unveiling Beauty project (Previously on Hookedblog), but we are excited to be returning to the city of Stavanger on the Norwegian West coast for this years edition of the festival.

What with frequent flights to Stavanger from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick Airport and the short flight time, the festival is really a must for street art fans and you don’t want to miss it! Plus with the festival organisers locating new walls and spaces each year for the visiting artists, a large portion of the outdoor works from previous NuArt festivals can still be seen around the city making Stavanger one of Europe’s Street Art Hot Spots (Previously on Hookedblog)

Swoon_NuART_HOOKEDBLOG_PHOTO_©2016_MARK_RIGNEYWork by Swoon (Previously on Hookedblog) and David Choe (Previously on Hookedblog) on the city centre streets of Stavanger from an earlier edition of the NuArt Festival.

HUSH_NuArt_HOOKEDBLOG_PHOTO_©2016_MARK_RIGNEYHUSH's vibrant mural from the 2013 edition of NuArt Festival.

MartinWatson_NuArt_HOOKEDBLOG_PHOTO_©2016_MARK_RIGNEYMartin Whatson's collaboration with BON and Alex Face from the 2014 edition of the NuArt Festival.

Exhibition Details 

'POST-STREET ART', The grand opening of this year's Nuart Festival takes place on Saturday 10th September at 19:00 at Tou Scene Centre for Contemporary Art.

Dates: The exhibition will run from the 11th September - 16th October 2016.
Opening hours: Wed - Fri 12:00 - 17:00 / Sat - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Location: Tou Scene Beer Halls, Kvitsøygata 25, 4014 Stavanger
Ticket Price:  Adult: 80kr  Student/Senior: 50kr Children under 11 are free.

NuArt Plus Symposium 

The festivals annual series of talks, presentations, worshops, panel debates, film screenings and more takes place from 8-10 September 2016. This year's Nuart Plus symposium will focus broadly on ‘Rights to the City’ on the 100th anniversary of Dada and 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s 'Utopia'. Further details can be found on the NuArt Festival website.

Dates: 8-10 September 2016
Location: Tou Scene, Kvitsøygata 25, 4014 Stavanger
Ticket Price: All events are free, unless stated otherwise on the program.

C215_NuArt_HOOKEDBLOG_PHOTO_©2016_MARK_RIGNEYMulti layered stencil work by French stencil artist C215.

DabsMyla_NuArt_HOOKEDBLOG_PHOTO_©2016_MARK_RIGNEYDabs Myla's fun characters hanging out in the city centre.


NuArt Street Art Tours 

Weekly Street Art Tours will be available where the Nuart Guides will discuss the works and the artists behind them, as well as some insider and behind the scenes stories. This year they have two Street Art Tours:

Tour Option 01 — Nuart Festival 2016 Street Art Tours take you from Tou Scene in and around Storhaug and focus on the new artworks created for Nuart Festival 2016. Departing every Sunday at 14:00 from Tou Scene Beer Halls until 16th October. Their  first and last tour departing 11 September* and 16 October will be in english. All other tours will be given in Norwegian

Ticket Price: 100kr, Children (under 11): free
* Tour departing on 11 September will be FREE, as part of the Nuart Festival program.

Tour Option 02 — Stavanger Sentrum Street Art Tours take you through 15 years of Nuart Festival’s impressive Street Art history and the evolution of Stavanger into one of the world’s leading destinations for Street Art. Departing every Saturday at 14:00 from Region Stavanger Tourist Office, Domkirkeplassen 3, 4006 Stavanger.

Ticket Price:  Adults: 150kr Student / Senior: 100kr Children (under 11): free Family (2 adults and 2 students/seniors): 400kr.

Faith47_NuArt_HOOKEDBLOG_PHOTO_©2016_MARK_RIGNEYThe work of South African artist Faith47 (Previously on Hookedblog)

NuArt Festival Video Promo 

NuArt have created this promo video below featuring a run-down of the international artists participating in Nuart Festival 2016 which include Add Fuel (PT), Axel Void (ES), Eron (IT), Evol (DE), Fintan Magee (AU)(Previously on Hookedblog), Henrik Udalen (NO), Hyuro (AR), Jaune (BE)(Previously on Hookedblog), Jeff Gillette (US), Kennardphillipps (UK), MTO (FR), Nipper (NO), Robert Montgomery (UK) and SpY (ES).

Follow our Stavanger Adventures 

Hookedblog will be in Stavanger for a few days and will be bringing you coverage from the festival across our social channels so be sure to join us on Hookedblog Twitter and follow our daily adventures via our Hookedblog #InstagramStories on Instagram. We will also be sharing images on the blog from our trip on our return so stayed tuned. And if any of our readers are planning to visit the festival please let us know.


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