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PostArctica: Found Art

Wellington and Woodland in Verdun.

PostArctica: Found Art

Wellington and Woodland in Verdun.

PostArctica: Keep Your Coins, I Want Change

by meek in Melbourne, Australia

Art Threat: Banksy video asks that we stand #WithSyria on third anniversary of conflict

This week marks the third anniversary of the crisis in Syria, and a new campaign involving Banksy asks that we stand in solidarity with Syrians.

#WithSyria asks the public to place pressure on political leaders to “do everything they can to make this the last anniversary marked by bloodshed.” The campaign takes graphic inspiration from . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Banksy video asks that we stand #WithSyria on third anniversary of conflict

Politics, Re-Spun: Merry Christmas!

I’d like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and/or the joy and warmth of the holiday season. Make 2014 a year of more love, more compassion, more sharing and more service.

Three things to mark this day:

Some pictures. Here are 75 amazing pictures from 2013. Some more pictures. Here are 100 of the . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Merry Christmas!

Art Threat: Banksy in NYC: highlights from the first two weeks

New Yorkers have spent the past two weeks tripping over themselves as they attempt to locate new Banksy works as they pop up each morning.

The British artist is currently halfway through a month-long residency “on the streets of New York,” and his daily creations, which include video and other creative interventions, have been generating . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Banksy in NYC: highlights from the first two weeks

cartoon life: Street chalk art cat

Begining the drawing

 

I did my very first chalk art street at this weekend in Wallaceburg Ontario at their Dragon Boat Races, peripheral to, beside, and just downtown.

A random helper drops in spontaneously and draws the toes.

The wet technique just sucks up the chalk. Im afraid I . . . → Read More: cartoon life: Street chalk art cat

Art Threat: Has Banksy been arrested by London cops?

Rumours are circulating that British activist and street artist Banksy has been arrested. Fortunately, they seem to be false.

From a suspiciously unattributed press release (update — the web link seems to be down again. Here is a PDF of the release.):

London Police Chief Wayne Leppard held a press conference to answer . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Has Banksy been arrested by London cops?

The Canadian Progressive: In Paris, street art in solidarity with Idle No More (PHOTO)

More than five thousand #IdleNoMore protesters gathered in Ottawa Friday as Prime Minister Stephen Harper and First Nations leaders held a closed-door meeting. Meanwhile, in Paris, street art in solidarity with Idle No More: RELATED: AFN call for “real change”, “remedies and actions” for First Nations In Ottawa, thousands of #IdleNoMore and allied protesters demand . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: In Paris, street art in solidarity with Idle No More (PHOTO)

knitnut.net: Our first swap box

GC and Rosie and I installed a swap box in the Enchanted Forest in honour of Elmaks. Turns out none of us are especially handy with a drill. Rosie played the opposable thumb card (again), but GC and I didn’t really have an excuse. On the plus side, you learn a lot about how . . . → Read More: knitnut.net: Our first swap box

knitnut.net: Remembering Elmaks

It was on this day, a year ago, that Ottawa’s favourite street artist hiked into the forest, lay down under a tree, and died.

His parents recently sent me a photograph of his headstone, along with an explanation of the symbols, and kindly gave me permission to share it here.

in the top left . . . → Read More: knitnut.net: Remembering Elmaks

Art Threat: An art exhibition hidden in plain sight

Street artist JR’s pasted eye watches the corner of Berry St and South 5 in Williamsburg, NY.

If you happen to be walking around Williamsburg this month, you’ll likely pass right through the inaugural exhibition of New York’s newest art museum without realizing it. The Street Museum of Art has taken the . . . → Read More: Art Threat: An art exhibition hidden in plain sight

Art Threat: Blasphemous maggot artist erects new illegal billboards

Provocative Polish artist Peter Fuss is back with a new pair of guerrilla billboards. Each monochrome board is wallpapered with 36 depictions of an US one-dollar bill, with the text “reasons are still the same” pasted in loud, bold type across the rightmost panel.

Fuss has pushed political buttons with his past . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Blasphemous maggot artist erects new illegal billboards

Art Threat: Blu mural tackles Italy’s Chernobyl

Italian street artist Blu has created a towering critique of the militarization of Sardinia. His latest mural depicts the devastating impact that industrialization and military bases have had on the Mediterranean island.

In the south-east near Salto di Quirra, a rocket launching site run by the Italian Air Force, electromagnetic pollution, hazardous . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Blu mural tackles Italy’s Chernobyl

eaves.ca: The Ground War for Control of Public Space

My partner stumbled on the quote below attributed to Banksy (wikipedia), the English street artist who many consider to be one of the great a modern day satirists.

It’s an interesting take on advertising in public space – for some it will be a familiar call to arms, to others it will feel revolutionary. I . . . → Read More: eaves.ca: The Ground War for Control of Public Space