Monday, November 26, 2012

TV3 visit Mural Madness

Mural Madness is certainly getting media attention. Today TV3 came to film all the amazing art. Not having realised the extent and coverage of the artworks, they are having to come back a second time. It is amazing how many walls are now out there - and still counting. Unfortunately funds are about to dry up, so if you know of any sponsors, please get them to contact us, as we still have more walls to cover, and it is unrealistic to expect artists - who are already giving hours of their time - to pay for the supplies as well - although many already are. Amazing.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Week four begins

Some walls are finished, some may take weeks more ......... and others are just starting. Maybe Mural Madness in Brighton will continue to evolve for awhile yet ;)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Beautiful Bright Bollards

Assisted by Janet and Ellen Jones-Poole, many visually impaired students took to the streets in Brighton this morning to beautify the boring old bollards at the entrance to Carnaby Mall . What an amazing difference this has made. Brighton is looking beautiful! Even the old container is getting a new lease on life thanks to Mark Catley from TrashDesigns

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Artist Profile: David Anselmo Jorquera Pozo

 David Anselmo Jorquera Pozo  is from Santiago, Chile where he has engaged in much street art. He traditionally uses black and white.

Artist Profile: Peter Donnelly

Peter Donnelly aka The Sandman is one of  Brighton's treasures. He can often be found on the beach, below the Pier, at low tide, weaving his magic on the sand. He is currently exploring options for the walls of the old Esplanade Hotel.

Artist Profile: Olivier Tenedor

"Olivier Tenedor hails from Cherbourg, France, but it is in Argentina where he found fame in the bustling street art movement.
He was instrumental in transforming some rundown streets in Buenos Aires with his innovative and dynamic urban art.
"Everyone will need lots of imagination and creativity," Olivier says. 
He is also passionate about painting, printmaking and sculpture.
He believes in joyful art that everyone can participate in. "

Sunshine on Sunday

After a wet Saturday,  artist reappeared today to work in the sunshine.  Lucky Brighton ;)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Artist Profile: Lyn Taylor

Lyn Taylor lives locally in Brighton, and is part of the Brighton Art Gallery, where she takes art classes. She has always had a vision of many murals beautifying Brighton, and has voluntarily painted many walls for local businesses.

Artist Profile: Jon Drypnz

Jon Drypnz, well known Wellington artist (originally UK),  offered to brighten some walls while he was in Christchurch on a quick visit.

Artist Profile: James Hobby

James (Jim) Hobby currently resides in Kaiapoi, but has also spent time in Blenheim. He has voluntarily painted many walls for people around Brighton. Painting is his passion!

Artist Profile: DREGs Cinzah Seekayem and Karl Sheridan

Cinzah Seekayem aka Cinzah Merkens (artist)  and Karl Sheridan (film maker) are from Auckland.  While on a road trip around New Zealand filming a doco about street art, they offered to beautify a wall for us in Brighton.

"Cinzah Seekayem is a freelance Artist/ Illustrator/ Professional Mess Maker.  He works in a diverse practice which ranges from creating large scale public mural installations through to fine art based Gallery shows and Illustration.
Contact the Artist on –
-3×3 Illustration Annual (New York) -Self Promotion Section
-3×3 Illustration Annual (New York) – Childrens Illustrations Award – Merit
-Best Awards
Gold Award for ‘World of Difference’ Campaign with Watermark ltd.
More here "

More art after the rain