Last, but by no means least, of the films covering the cities Wet Paint Productions covered for Channel 4′s Street Summer season is Birmingham. This was a weird one as Lucy, the winning entrant, was unable to take part as she was busy bouncing around Europe and couldn’t make it back in time so it was left to mentor Ventsa of Four Pence Collective to recreate her design as he explains here. On this film Ventsa also touches upon the graffiti versus street art argument and what is art and what is vandalism? A subject which Graffiti Wars – a film commissioned as part of the Street Summer season about the fued between King Robbo and Banksy – tried to tackle. Ironically this competition sparked similar arguments that played out across several forums, chat rooms and websites. Massive thanks to Ventsa and all of the artists for their help and support on this project. For more information on Street Summer and it’s offerings hit HERE.
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Manchester’s winning entry for Channel 4′s Street Summer season went up at the start of the month. Designed by local writer Theodore and mentored by Sheffield’s own Faunagraphic, the piece draws inspiration from an unlikely source. In this film, Theodore explains that his design is based on a painting by the Czech Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha no less. Watch the film for an explaination and look out for Fauna’s expression – it’s priceless. Wet Paint would like to thank Faunagraphic and all of the artists we worked with during this project. And to view all of the regional winners and their films skip to the Don’t Panic website HERE.
The start of this month saw the winning entries of Channel 4′s Street Summer street art competition go up. This design by Technicolourmoon, was picked by Channel 4 as the winner for the South East region and was painted in Brighton and overseen by mentor Req. This is the first film of the three cities that Wet Paint Productions represented. We’ll leave the artists to do the talking…
Another artist Wet Paint Productions have worked with is the incredible Smug out of Glasgow and he is Channel 4′s Street Summer competition judge for Scotland . This guy is taking photo-realism to another level and in this film gives you some insight into the scene and what it is he is looking for in a competition winner.
For all the information on how to enter and work with the likes of Smug follow this link: http://www.dontpaniconline.com/street_summer/
The last few posts have been dedicated to Wet Paint Productions’ (and some of the artists we work with) involvement in Channel 4′s street art competition as part of their Street Summer season in conjunction with Don’t Panic. This summer Channel 4 is celebrating British street culture with some new programmes dedicated to street dance, urban sports, spoken word, hip hop and street art.
And Channel 4 are calling all wannabe street artists, graffiti writers and vandals to join in on Street Summer by entering the competition which starts TODAY.
Get full details on how to enter and what you stand to win by clicking this Don’t Panic link: http://www.dontpaniconline.com/street_summer/
- Winning entrants will be paid £300 for the use of their artwork
- Winners will have their designs displayed on a premium outdoor space for two weeks in their area during August
- Winners will get the opportunity to work with an established street artist from their region of the UK
- Winners’ work will feature on the Don’t panic Poster and on postcards which will be distributed across the UK in Don’t Panic Packs
- Winners will be featured in a short film about their work
The regions and the artists representing those areas are:
- London – Ser
- South East – Req
- South West – Cheba
- Midlands & East – Ventsa
- Wales – Rmer
- North – Faunagraphic
- Scotland – Smug
So, Channel 4 are calling for all emerging street artists, writers and vandals out there, to join their Street Summer competition.
For more information on how to enter and win, click this link: http://www.dontpaniconline.com/street_summer/
Wet Paint Productions want to wish you all the best of luck. Next post on this site will feature Req’s video who represents the South East out of our home town Brighton. So hope to see some of your work going up soon down here!
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