I only discovered about this on Tuesday, but last night I was at Millennium Court Arts Centre in Portadown for Whitewash, a Street Art event.
The premise of the event is very simple, a lot like the Base Festival in Belfast a few years back, where a series of artists paint some Street Art from scratch, and a crowd watches, with some of the work being sold on, or kept on display.
The event took place in the courtyard of the venue, making the most of the brighter evening. The weather was kind (ie – it was dry)
It was my first time at this event. It started at 7pm, and I arrived at about 8.30pm, when most of the work was already well in progress. Next time I attend this event (there’s an event scheduled for Winter, no exact date has been set) i’ll turn up earlier so that I can really appreciate the process.
Managed to get some good photos, with the bright evening and ease of access to artwork helping.
Incidentally, I had spotted some interesting pieces on my travels across Northern Ireland recently.
The week before last, there was a great piece in Lisburn I spotted, and got pictures of, while last weekend in Ballyclare, there was stencils of Norman Wisdom.