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Opportunity to work with Brighton street artists on important community art project – young people needed!

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012


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REVISED DATES!
New start date: Saturday 19th January

Wet Paint is kicking of 2013 by working in partnership with Sussex Police and Brighton Youth Centre to deliver a specially commissioned street art project.

We are looking for up to 15 young people aged 12-16 years old to come and participate as part of the team.
All activities are free and do not require previous experience.

The main goal of the project is to help build better relationships between the Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPT’s) and young people within local Brighton communities by getting them to work together to design and create a street art mural.

NPT’s are the police teams that could be described as the ‘bobbies on the beat’ – officers that are dedicated to policing a local area – with the intention of making the police more visible and accessible on the streets so that the public are more connected to local law enforcement and hopefully feel safer as a result.

The police want to work with the local community to explore ideas about art can be used to encourage people to talk about challenging issues and express them visually.

The project will feature interactive meet ups and aerosol art activities that will enable a group of young people to work alongside some officers from local Neighbourhood Policing Teams with two well-known Brighton street artists; SNUB23 and Sinna One.
These will take place over 4 consecutive Saturdays starting 19th January 2013.

The team will work together to come up with some ideas for a mural design and all learn how to do aerosol art. The ultimate goal is for the team to create a mural using spray paint on a wall in a central Brighton location.

Click here for a detailed flyer: WPP_Sussex Police_Street Art Project Flyer

You don’t need any previous experience of aerosol art or handling spray paint, as all training will be provided, but you do need permission from a parent, carer or guardian.

These activities are FREE to all involved, but all applicants must be available on the following dates and times:
Saturday 19th January morning only
Saturday 26th January 11am-3pm
Saturday 2nd February January morning only
Saturday 9th February 9am-4.30pm.

All activities, except for the mural painting, will take place at Brighton Youth Centre on Edward Street.

Wet Paint Queen Bee, Fay MacDonald answers the question on everyone’s lips: ” The Police and street art might not seem like a natural partner at first, but this is about using spray paint to create powerful messages through art on walls. It features training in a specific skill. All activities are offered and delivered within a legitimate, responsible and safe environment. For this project, street art is being used as a creative and interactive way to bring different people together and explore challenging issues that affect communities.”

If you are interested, please email Fay at: wetpaintproductions@hotmail.com

You can send a completed application form via email. OR  just bring it with you on Saturday 19th January, but please do let us know if you plan to come along.

Click to download the Application Form here: WPP Police Street Art Application Form

Please do feel free to contact us with any questions!

 

 

Street Summer Hots Up

Friday, July 29th, 2011


Channel 4’s Street Summer – “a season of programmes celebrating contemporary urban art forms” – is fast approaching and so are the Wet Paint commissions across the cities of Brighton, Manchester and the UK’s second capital, Birmingham. Next week will see the winning entries go up with the help of Req, Faunagraphic and Ventsa respectively. To view all the regional winning entries go to the Don’t Panic website HERE and anyone wanting to follow Street Summer on Facebook should hit this link: http://www.facebook.com/streetsummer  The season will include films on spoken word and rap, street dance, a Hip Hop documentary called How Hip Hop Changed the World, as well as what looks to be an amazing film by viral film-makers and Mike Christie, the director of extreme sport documentary Jump London, called Concrete Circus which brings together the world’s hottest names in the urban sports scene. The season will also screen the television premiere of Banksy’s Exit Through The Gift Shop. More intriguing though is Graffiti Wars – a film given over to the on-going and very public feud between (Team) Robbo and Banksy as well as graffiti writers and ‘street artists’ in general. Ironically, the street art competition has sparked it’s own controversy within the scene. But that’s another story for another day…

It’s On!

Monday, June 13th, 2011

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/

Countdown to Channel 4’s Street Summer Competition!

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Street Summer
The next artist in the line up to promote Channel 4’s Street Summer in association with Don’t Panic is our boy Ventsa, who is representing the Midlands and East. Wet Paint have worked with him in the past and Ventsa really has a unique style. In this film he gives you an introduction to the Birmingham scene and explains a little of what he as a judge is looking for from the winning designs.
The competition will run from 13th June to 17th July so start representing your area and start submitting your designs. All winning entrants’ work will appear in a major city from their part of the UK.
  • 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!

Follow us on Twitter @WetPaintUK and Like us on our new facebook page to keep up to date with Wet Paint Productions and competition news.

 

Channel 4’s Street Summer

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Street Summer
This summer Channel 4 is celebrating British street culture with some quality new programmes dedicated to the different elements of street-level genius, focusing on: street dance, urban sports, spoken word, hip hop and (yes, you’ve guessed it) street art! Wet Paint were asked by Don’t Panic – a unique free publication found in carefully selected independent shops, bars, universities and art spaces – to help out with some of the artists and cities.
Don’t Panic is running a design competition on the Don’t Panic site for all budding designers, graffiti and street artists to come up with a creative design. The winners of the competition will have their design used as an advertisement for Channel 4’s Street Summer schedule of programming. They will also have their design printed to postcards and the Don’t Panic Poster to be distributed around the UK.
We’ll be posting some more information about the competition soon but in the meantime here is one of the six videos up on the Don’t Panic site. It features Faunagraphic giving us the heads up on the Northern scene and if you can’t wait to see the other films then make sure to visit:
http://www.dontpaniconline.com/street_summer/



Monochrome Madness

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

SheOne

Wet Paint Productions and Brighton played host to the mighty SheOne this weekend and got a brand new wall from the master of typography in to the bargain. SheOne is firmly routed in Brighton’s graffiti history going back to the early 80’s and along with Req, put up the first pieces on the city’s long-standing hall of fame, Black Rock. Flash forward thirty years and the London-based artist who has gained international recognition and proved that graffiti has a place in the contemporary art world, has taken his style across the globe. Recently, he and fellow Transcend collaborator O.Two, were personally invited to France by the mayor of Ville De Niort to paint a massive production on the side of the city’s Cultural Arts Centre. Last year SheOne was also one of just 100 of the world’s most celebrated writers and street artists invited to secretly paint a disused subway station in New York City as part of The Underbelly Project. Quite frankly, SheOne’s unique brand of abstract painting has led to collaborations and achievements too numerous to list here. That said, Wet paint are grateful to him for an amazing signature piece and urge you all to keep a close eye on his website for some out of sight projects looming on the horizon.

inCANdescent at White Night

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Lumacoustic’s Digital Wall

Pinky

Mishfit

Hutch

Req

At Wet Paint Productions, we have just about recovered from our latest event, inCANdescent – the centrepiece to Brighton’s 2010 White Night festival. Themed on illumination, the city plays host to amazing installations that light the streets of our fair, funky city which entices shops, galleries, municipal buildings and people to stay up late. Commissioned by Brighton & Hove City Council, with support from art republic and Ink_d gallery, Wet Paint’s idea to illuminate columns in Jubilee Square and have some of Brighton’s best graffiti and street artists paint them using transparent paint went down a storm. Thousands of people turned up to watch the event which started with a dance routine from local street dancers Same Sky, followed by live painting from Mishfit, Req, Pinky, Hutch and Imbue. Lumacoustics (as seen on Dragon’s Den) were also on hand with their digital graffiti wall for the public to create their own art, while local film and documentary makers Snowstorm Media rolled out especially commissioned street art films projected on to Myhotel, throughout the night. Being Brighton, the afternoon had started with a Zombie Walk and the whole city was alive with the walking dead which made for a surreal but amazing vibe. We’ll post some more pictures soon if you can’t wait that long hit HERE for more!

compArtment Opens With Live Graffiti

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Brighton graffiti, street art, Snub23, Luke Da Duke, Graffiti, Wet Paint Productions

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: wetpaintproductions@hotmail.com

SNUB & Mishft at work

SNUB, Luke Da Duke and T.wat

T.WAT, Brighton Graffiti, street art, Wet Paint Prodcutions

T.WAT

Snub23, Brighton Graffiti, street art, Wet Paint Productions

SNUB 23

Foundry, Brighton Graffiti, photoreal, Street art, Wet Paint Productions

Foundry

Vodker, Brighton Graffiti, Street Art, Wet Paint Productions, urban art

Vodker

Matt Sewell, Brighton Graffiti, street art, Wet Paint Productions

Matt Sewell

Brugal Brighton Burners

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

True to our word, here are the pictures of the finished pieces from Don, Pinky, Mishfit and Foundry to launch the Brugal Brighton campaign. Urban art agency Wet Paint Productions would like to thank all of the artists for their vision and work. There will be more activity throughout June and we will update you on developments and plans so stay tuned. Now it’s time to celebrate with rum on the beach. Yeah man! Working with street artists WPP help blue chip clients to promote their company using a funky ‘street up’ approach. More pictures HERE.

TB&TC Drops a Paint Bomb on Brighton

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Dockerills Car Park, Regent Street. Artists: Mishfit, Sinna One, Inkfetish, DBO Ponders, Kev Munday and Nol