Helen Rebekah Harper's contribution for the virtual exhibition
Last year, CreativeFolk artist Paul Kneen, was kindly invited to participate in the Cheltenham Paint Festival 2019. The event showcases stunning street art from some of the best artists around, attracting visitors from all over the world.
Due to the current crisis we find ourselves in, organised events, such as this, have sadly been cancelled and much of the funding available cut. This hasn’t deterred, Cheltenham Paint Festival organiser and artist, Andy ‘Dice’ Davies, from putting on a wonderful ‘virtual’ version of the event via social media.
Lushsux's mural of 50 Cent as Oprah Winfrey
50 Cent, the infamous hip hop icon has never been one to shy away from trolling folk, but it might be that he’s currently getting a taste of his own medicine… and it appears he’s not too happy.
Street artists react to the Coronavirus crisis
From soapbox preachers, to public protests, the streets have always been a place to share opinions. With the current virus pandemic we are all facing, street artists are using the urban landscape to express their views on the Coronavirus through art.
Today we thought we’d share some of these wonderful thought-provoking artworks…
Cheltenham Paint Festival
In December 2016. a chance conversation between artist Andy ‘Dice’ Davies and art enthusiast Angela Parks resulted in the first Cheltenham Paint Festival taking place the following year.
Since then the festival has continued to grow in size and
popularity, with artists from the UK and across the globe including legends
such as DANK, My Dog Sighs and INKIE, flocking to the beautiful Regency town of
Cheltenham, to show off their skills.
Is this a new Banksy that has appeared in Venice?
As thousands of visitors descend on Venice for the latest biennale, a lonely life-jacket wearing child can be seen holding a flare aloft. The stencil certainly has all the hallmarks of a ‘Banksy’ but nothing has yet been confirmed. In fact, if you scour the pages of Google very little is mentioned about this piece… for now.