Boy Blue (Ben Baugham) is a new wave visual communicator, and a street performer hell-bent on bringing the artist (not just art), back into social relevance. He has spent the past few years creating art in public and bringing visual excellence to the most bizarre locations. From construction sites to the office place, Blue has been hired all over the east coast to talk with and engage with people as he creates his works; thus, allowing people of any class, race or creed to feel a genuine connection with artists.
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Satirical Street Art
@ VOL 12
ON SEP 20, 2013
RUA can be viewed as a satirical street art collective. They aim to call attention to urgent matters like infrastructure needs. Their political stand was visible in São Paulo during the protests of June 2013, as their poster "Uma Cidade Muda Não Muda" (roughly translated as "A Mute City Doesn't Change") became the front-piece of the movement.
How Art Brings People Together
BY HELEN POLLARD
@ VOL 22
ON MAR 04, 2014
"This project, I've been interested in 2 disciplines, the public art and my painting were never together and I thought, how can we make this work together?"
In How Art Brings People Together, from PechaKucha Night Melbourne Vol. 22, Helen Pollard explains her public art projects which utilize recycled materials and incorporate local surroundings. She also explains how she formed an art studio which now functions as a social space for people in the community.
Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens
BY MARIO RUEDA
@ PECHAKUCHA URBAN INNOVATION MONTH
ON APR 01, 2014
"Shouldn't we all pay more attention to the space around us?"
Many think of vandalism and graffiti when they hear the words "street art", but people like Mario see the city in a very different light. Public spaces are taken over by advertisements and corporations, but the artists, performers, and musicians who share their creativity and seek to delight fellow citizens are treated like criminals.
Book a Street Artist is a platform which seeks to empower artists and give back the city to citizens.
Press Street - You Belong Here
Local artist and Executive Director of Press Street, Bob Snead shares the initial idea behind this organization and it’s “We Can Do It!” spirit. In 6 minute and 40 seconds Bob compresses the 9 year history and Press Street and how it has evolved and grown.
[Freespace]: An Experiment in Creativity, Community, and Civic Innovation
BY BETH SCACCIA
@ VOL 1
ON MAY 14, 2015
What is possible when you give people SPACE and PERMISSION to create? Beth Scaccia shows us [Freespace]: a gathering place for people to come together, to create, teach, learn, and share the things which they are truly passionate about, and strengthen connections between individuals as well as communities through art, events, and long term projects.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Aug 4, 2015.
Street art: small forms
BY RASIMA KAIBYSHEVA
@ VOL 1
ON NOV 21, 2015
Rasima Kaibysheva is co-organizer of the festival of street art, author of Art Space gallery of street art "Dobro place" in Ufa.
Rasima talks about the role of street art in cultural development of the city and about possibilities of small galleries.
Taking Art to the Street
BY ARTIST DAAS
@ VOL 28
ON APR 15, 2016
"Street art doesn't have to be graffiti and vandalism."
In "Taking Art to the Street" from PechaKucha Nishinomiya Vol. 28, International Artist Daas shares the creative mojo that he pours into his vibrant and iconic works. Pulling inspiration from origami, his unique style takes on fresh, fun, and bold illustrative works, from powerful animals to people portraits, from street art murals to collaborative works with children and the public at large.
Watch this Space: Christchurch Street Art
BY LINDSAY CHAN
@ VOL 29
ON OCT 24, 2016
"The city landscape is constantly changing... it's impossible for one person to do it alone."
In Watch this Space: Christchurch Street Art at PechaKucha Night Vol. 29, Lindsay Chan shares her discovery of numerous murals popping up around the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. In response to the recent natural disaster, many local artists have taken to the streets to create a lively atmosphere through adversity and art. Lindsay hopes that the creation of an app will bring her community together one mural at a time.
For more details, visit: http://christchurchstreetart.co.nz/
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017.