The Positive arts team had the pleasure of being invited to Baku in Azerbaijan to create a huge 3-d floor mural for the IDEA, an organisation run by the presidents daughter Leila. It was in a new new park in the city centre and measured around 7 x 20 metres. It took 5 days of backbreaking work to create the illusion of looking down into a waterfall surrounded by mountains, featuring the big five animals in Azerbaijan- caucasian leopard, brown bear, eagle, wolf and gazelle. Everybody was really amazed by the outcome and the local loved taking photos. The mural was officially opened by the Presidents daughter Leila and lots of other government officials.
During our time there we also helped and mentored some young aspiring Azerbaijani artists. We assisted them to create there own floor murals next to ours.
You can see pictures of the event here
Wow we have just recovered from an amazing weekend in Brixton for Urban Art 2104. For the second year running Positive Arts organised the ever popular Street Art area on Josephine Avenue. For 2 days we got the best UK graffiti/street artists to paint masterpieces on our walls and train, which then went on display in Brixton Square for a week after the event. Artists this year included guests Gent48, Astek, Odissey, Vibes, Lovepusher, Crymein, Deps, Ink Fetish, Pref, BRK, and Revs alongside the Positive Arts team Mr Cenz, Aero, Solo One and Pure One. Below are some great photos from the weekend, some of them courtesy of Monoprix!
We were invited down to the lovely Wellington College to run a workshop at the Sunday Times- Festival of Education by the Diana Award. We had a great day helping to creat
some amazing artwork for the y/p passing through.
Positive Arts curated an exhibition of all the amazing artwork that had been created with Harlow, Drapers City and Barking Foyer’s over the last few months. This was on display during a celebration evening of all the great projects at the Foyers across London, organised by East Thames at Stratford Circus. It was a great evening and the young people were really proud to see their works on display.
On show for the whole of December at the Lives not Knives Unit, Centrale, Croydon is a showcase of the amazing work created by young people on the Healthy Living Project facilitated by Positive Arts. The exhibition features street art canvases, photos of recent murals and some great new clay works.
The private view was a huge success with lots of the young people involved coming along with parents and carers to see their work on display.