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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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/
For your viewing pleasure, this short is part of a longer film that was beamed onto the side of a building as part of Wet Paint Productions’ White Night centre piece ‘inCANdescent‘ in Brighton last October. As we have posted before, the production which celebrates the end of BST and embraces winter, was put on in conjunction with artrepublic, ink_d and our good friends at Snowstorm Media. It was Snowstorm who filmed the original footage at Wet Paint’s event The Beautiful and The Canned (this one from 2009), edited and then projected the film at the White Night festival. The film shows Fin DAC and Leeks going to work in Brighton. Thanks to Snowstorm for the use of the footage and we’ll post more shorts in coming weeks. Stay tuned for news on The Beautiful and The Canned!
An integral part of Wet Paint Productions’ inCANdescent event as part of Brighton’s amazing White Night festivities, was the Lumacoustics YrWall – a digital graffiti innovation that allowed the general public to try their hand at ‘graffiti’ and test their creative talents. You may have even seen it on this season’s Dragon’s Den. Kicking off with Req, here are some of the cleaner renditions from the night (some simply wouldn’t make the watershed). Over the course of the event, hundreds of people swamped the screen and participated. WPP would like to thank Tim Williams and the entire Lumacaustics team for their help and professionalism throughout. This nifty bit of kit can be hired for functions and corporate promotions. We can’t recommend it highly enough. Get in touch HERE.
As promised, we give you yet more photos from the WET PAINT PRODUCTIONS’ inCANdescent showcase as part of Brighton’s White Night festival. Positive that we have delivered a first, our event rocked the city as it has never been seen before. Wet Paint’s unique concept not only caught the imagination of the council but all of the thousands of people who attended our ‘light graffiti spectacular’ in Jubilee Square as part of the this city-wide event. It’s important to remember though, that without the amazing talents of the artists and a dedicated team, events like this can’t be realised. So, with that in mind, we need to thank the people that made it happen: First shout goes out to our main man Russell, who worked tirelessly to see the project through (you know who are playa!), and to all the artists for their work and vision. Thank you and we look forward to buying you a stiff drink at the WPP Xmas party: Fay MacDonald, of Diosa Media, who is a visionary who never lets us down and underpinned the White Night/Wet Paint concept. WPP also need thank Snowstorm and the crew, Andy cummins for being a legend, Giles Smith for his doubtless hard work and help and my sister who is in hospital but wishing the best for us (please, get well soon soon).
As part of the preparations for the forthcoming White Night festival on the night of 30th October across Brighton, Wet Paint Productions helped to arrange a press photo shoot to promote the event. Wet Paint’s audacious event called inCANdescent – in conjunction with Art Republic, Ink_d and Snowstorm Media among others – is designed to paint the festival with light before the clocks officially go back, has won the center piece commission for the entire festival. Wet Paint have a few tricks up our sleeves and to start the ball rolling is our man Req giving you a heads up on what festival-goers can expect from a live painting perspective. With a whole programme from street dance to L.A.S.E.R. Tagging coming your way, Wet Paint will make sure you’re hanging around central Brighton from 6PM on 30th October to experience the funk! Watch this space for film preview too. In the meantime, you can grab more information on the festival HERE.
As part of the launch of compARTment at the open market in Brighton yesterday, Wet Paint Productions were asked to provide some live painting (courtesy of SNUB 23 and Mishfit: finished piece HERE) to a backdrop of musical performances and fat beats and scratch mixing. Having been asked to coordinate artists to rejuvenate the space, a steady stream of writers and street artists have been flowing through there all week transforming what was a tired space into a wall of art. Wet Paint Productions, will be continuing this programme over the next month as well as holding graffiti workshops there – more information to follow soon. Wet Paint, have already begun working with local shop owners and the wider community to revitalise urban spaces, shops and workplaces. For more information contact us on: email@example.com
SNUB & Mishft at work
SNUB, Luke Da Duke and T.wat
Last night saw one of Brighton’s finest Mishfit pimping T-shirts as part of the in-bar Brugal Brighton launch in pubs across the city centre. The rules are simple: buy a Brugal rum and you get a free tee for the artists to customize. The punters were definitely loving their shirts just as much as the rum. Tonight is the turn of Foundry and Snub 23 (recently back from his Secret Wars win at Upfest – so he has his eye in!). We’ll be at the Mash Tun from 8.30pm, the White Rabbit from 9.30pm and Riki Tik from 11.30pm. If you’re in Brighton and want some exclusive T-Shirts then make sure you’re at one of these venue tonight!
If you are anywhere near Brighton today we strongly advise you to get yourselves along to Jubilee Square. To kick off the Brugal campaign Wet Paint Productions have set up the Paint Box again – a 24ft x 8ft squared installation – for some artists to go to work on. These include Brighton’s own Pinky, Mishfit and Foundry. Don will also be there recreating this incredibly detailed piece which will feature as part of the poster campaign and can be seen at bus stops around the city from next week on. Live painting will continue tomorrow and we’ll post some images before the day is out.
During The Beautiful and The Canned weekend, we will be taking over part of My Hotel in the centre of Brighton and converting it into a pop-up gallery space to exclusively sell the artists’ work. Not every artist we’re showcasing are active on the street (or will be painting live) but all are influenced by them in some way and we’ll bring you news of them and their work over the next month. One of these is JENKINS. If you haven’t come across him yet then make a mental note to as he is a name to look out for. JENKINS works using paint and pencils through to screen print and collage, layering colour, mark making and printing techniques to create bespoke, limited edition artworks. His life-long obsession to draw, be it on the back of envelopes or scraps of paper, has grown over the years into a mass of little black books filled with sketches, the ‘pictures from my pocket’ that capture his ideas and future works. JENKINS is involved in a wide variety of commissions for clients worldwide and is a member of the international WAFA (We Are F**king Awesome) Collective. This piece is entitled All the Madmen and is part of his Split in Two series. Oh, and he’s a bloody nice bloke too!