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Street art to breathe life into the city’s walls

St+art India Foundation and Asian Paints will be in Goa for the second time to create street art interventions across the capital city. The organisers want to look at Panaji from individual perspectives of different creative personalities and their combined effect when all of them are revealed in the urban landscape. Through a residency for street artists, the festival will excavate, explore and imagine the landscape of Goa. With using present Goa as a point of departure, artists will be invited to develop works that are reflective on Goa’s cultural history, while also on its possible futures. Over a period of one month, the artists will spend time with people and spaces, familiarising themselves with important narratives that will assist them in realising the theme artistically.

With muralists, graphic designers and visual artists, St+art India Foundation aims to beckon Goa beyond its beaches and invites people to immerse themselves in installation and murals around the city. Here are the various projects in the pipeline for St+art Goa 2018 as part of Serendipity Arts Festival 2018 this December.

Guerrilla Residency

Six abandoned shops will be revitalised by Indian street artists Daku, Anpu and Amitabh Kumar. Bringing back the true essence of guerrilla street art, these artists will create works that in minimal yet thought provoking.

Murals

International street artists, Miles Toland (USA), Okuda (Spain) and Fintan Magee (Australia), will work within key areas of Panaji city dropping large scale murals that reflect to the state’s ecosystem

Installation

A temporary installation will be installed by Daku in on 31st January Road. The installation will play with words and shadows, reflecting on the life and times of the people of Fontainhas.

Woodtype Signages

Bringing back the project from last year, St+art India will be collaborating with sign painters to develop hand-painted sign boards for shops in Panaji. Moreover, it will further incorporate woodtype designs on few; bringing back a tradition still seen in few shops.