Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Kelburn Castle and the Graffiti Project: Love it or Hate it?


If you like Scottish Castles and Graffiti, you will love this gallery. It just shows how sometimes the most unusual combinations can create some stunning results. Welcome to Kelburn Castle in Scotland.

The Idea was simple……To take the vibrant and often transient art form of Brazilian graffiti out of its predominantly urban context and apply it to the ancient and permanent walls of an historic rural castle in Scotland.

The project involved four leading Brazilian graffiti artists from Sao Paulo being employed to cover the entire south fa├žade of the two oldest towers (1200 and 1580) with 1000 cans of spray paint.

It was intended to be controversial and to challenge the established art world and it was successful beyond all expectations. The project involved the artists and organisers living together in the Castle for approximately one month.

It was a project of contrasts and collaboration, that bridged between cultures, rural and urban realms and united two proud and very different countries.

Love it or Hate it? Let us know, leave a comment. To read more about Kelburn castle click on the link - Kelburn Castle

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