t’s great to see that the superb Wide Open Walls project is continuing in 2012 – and that the quality of the artwork remains at a ridiculously high standard.
On a recent trip to The Gambia with cameraman Matt Glen, I was lucky enough to float upriver from the lodges at Mandina and see the art project at Kubuneh village. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was amazed at how strung out the village was – I’d imagined a tight huddle of properties, all lit up with gaudy street art, but the actuality was much different.
Continuing on from our recent interview with Eelus, the curator of Wide Open Walls, today we feature an interview with the brains behind the whole project (and magus of Makasutu and Ballabu amongst other things), Lawrence Williams. We spoke to Lawrence before the event about the not-inconsiderable task of assembling 8 street artists of such [...]
An interview with Wide Open Walls 2010 curator Eelus about the trials and tribulations of putting on a site-specific art show in the middle of the Gambian bush.
Today on The Gambia Blog we have an interview with Wide Open Walls’ head curator, and one of the world’s most prominent street artists, Eelus.