Nuart Street Art is Launching Two Major Works in Stavanger – Norway

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Nuart Street Art is Launching Two Major Works in Stavanger - Norway

Nuart is a non-profit organization run by a small group of idealistic volunteers, vandals and bored arts professionals. Nuart continues its mission to make Stavanger a more interesting, vibrant and international city and is consequently launching two new murals with the two artists Millo and his team from Italy and Hera from Germany. Newart Street Art is launching two major works in Stavanger – Norway. Read on….

The Nuart project: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

The project is a continuation of “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” which Nuart has been slowly adding to over the years. This is a concept that seeks to place art at highly trafficked locations of arrival and departure to a city. None-spaces are usually neglected as destinations themselves, but they have a huge amount of footfall. Taxi ranks, airports, train stations, bus stations etc. These are places that give you a “first impression” and a “last impression” of a destination.

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Nuart Street Art is Launching Two Major Works in Stavanger - Norway
Martyn Reed, Founder and Director of Nuart

Martyn Reed, Founder and Director of Nuart explains where the idea originated:

“It was born from my first trip to London from Leeds in the early 80’s. I was arriving at a run-down coach station which stunk of wee, broken lights and poverty. All my dreams of “London” were destroyed in 5 minutes. This stayed with me, and it’s only recently that cities are recognizing that these areas can be important destinations themselves.

When you marry this to the statement from Banksy which is also an inspiration “if you genuinely want people to see your work, if you have something to say, the last place you should be putting your work, is in a gallery, no one goes to them”. With this in mind…

The Stavanger train station and International Airport

Nuart has two sites where they’ve been producing works between 6 and 16 November.

Along platform 1 at the Stavanger train station, a 100-meter-long mural from Hera from former international street art stars Herakut (DE) in association with Bane Nor. Platform 1 will be seen by 2.3 million people a year.

Secondly, at the arrivals and departure lounge, airside, at the Stavanger International Airport, Sola. A 40-meter x 10-meter wall that spans the length of the arrivals hall and is visible from the “sky bridge as you pass through security. With support from Avinor. The Arrivals and Departure area will be seen by 3.6 million a year. It’s fair to say that it is slightly more than your average gallery audience.

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Gunhild Vevik, Communications Manager in Region Stavanger.

Gunhild Vevik, Communications Manager in Region Stavanger, finds the project exciting:

“Street art helps to renew and create new attractions in our city, which gives us more attention and visibility as a tourist destination.”

Nuart Street Art is Launching Two Major Works in Stavanger - Norway
Anna Bang, Property Manager at Bane NOR Eiendom.

Anna Bang Eiendomssjef (Property Manager) at Bane NOR Eiendom:

“It’s great fun to be able to decorate Stavanger S with a work of art from Hera! We hope the artwork will arouse curiosity and engagement for our visitors at the station.”

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Trains Planes & Automobiles. Hera for Nuart at the train station. Photo: Brian Tallman Photography @bktallman.
Nuart Street Art is Launching Two Major Works in Stavanger - Norway
HERA

HERA – Artist Bio:

HERA (Jasmin Siddiqui, *1981) is a Frankfurt-born German-Pakistani painter with artistic roots in the graffiti and street art genre. She has been travelling the world since 2001 painting large-scale murals, solo or as part of the duo HERAKUT. The biggest outdoor pieces are located in Sao Paulo, Miami, Moscow, Reykjavik, Melbourne, Berlin, Kampala and Washington DC. Besides the mural work, her artwork has been displayed in museum exhibitions such as the Rogaland Kunstmuseum in Stavanger, Norway, in 2007, the Pera Museum in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2015, the Urban Nations Museum in Berlin in 2018, and the STRAAT Museum in Amsterdam in 2022.

In December 2022 Hera was part of “Artists for Human Rights“, the first-ever street art exhibition inside the European Parliament in Brussels. In 2023, she worked for the United Nations-funded project “Streetart for Mankind“ creating #GenerationEqualityMurals. This is in line with Hera´s continuous effort to utilise street art for humanitarian causes. In the past she has collaborated with various humanitarian aid organisations, such as Unicef or The Global Fund, Save the Children and Viva Con Agua and more on art programs and workshops focusing on children and underprivileged youth.

Hera´s work has been featured in numerous books, starting with “Graffiti Woman” (2006), “Mural Art” (2008), “Beyond the Street” (2010), “Graffiti Alphabets” (2011), “Mural Masters” (2018), “Alter Ego” (2019), and “Street Art Guide Berlin” (2020), “Streetart is Female“ (2022), apart from her own books: “Herakut – The Perfect Merge” (2008) and After The Laughter – The 2nd book of Herakut” (2012).

Nuart Street Art is Launching Two Major Works in Stavanger - Norway
MILLO

Millo – Artist Bio:

Italian artist Francesco Camillo Giorgino, known as Millo, paints large-scale murals that feature friendly inhabitants exploring their urban setting. “He uses simple black and white lines with dashes of colour when necessary, and often incorporates elements of architecture into his multi-story paintings.” C. Jobson, Colossal.

In the last decade, Millo has focused on the production of large-scale mural artworks that have brought him to paint all over the world. He has taken part in several street art festivals, non-governmental events and international social projects all over the globe.

Millo’s mural artworks are now visible in China, India, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand, Palestine, Jordan, the UK, Cyprus, Georgia, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Russia, Belarus, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, French Polynesia, Morocco, United States and in all the European countries. In addition to a production that boasts over 150 mural artworks scattered across all continents, his works on canvas have been exhibited in London, Paris, Rome, Milan, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Seoul, Dubai and Rio de Janeiro. His works of art are also part of two permanent museum collections: the Urban Nation Museum for Contemporary Art in Berlin, Germany and the Straat Museum for street art and graffiti in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Nuart Street Art is Launching Two Major Works in Stavanger – Norway, based on a press release from Nuart.

Feature image (on top): Trains Planes & Automobiles. Millo for Nuart at the Stavanger airport, Sola. Photo: Brian Tallman Photography @bktallman

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