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Graffiti // Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Continuing with our exclusive coverage from the Ono’u Tahiti Graffiti Festival, we bring you another round of photos from the spray madness happening all around the small city of Papeete. While many of the artists creating large-scale-murals wrapped up their walls, the two-day competition and events began. On the first day, 23 competitors from around the world were each given a selection of colors and a designated section to paint. With a five-hour time limit each artist showed off their talents with no restrictions to content. By the end of the day the judges had come to a decision and selected ten competitors to continue on to the final round happening the next day. The chosen artists were Berst, Phats, Devate, Asend, Transone, Mast, Maniak, Abuz, Kalouf and Jops. In addition to the competition, Alex, Brok, Seyb, Askew, Mad C, Sofles, Soten, Suiko and Hopare all started painting a very large wall on the other side of the event space. Check back tomorrow for our continued coverage.

See part 1, part 2 and part 3


All photos courtesy of Austin McManus and All Chrome

More information on the festival can be found at their websiteFacebook and Youtube.

The festival primarily aims to become a major international rendez-vous for urban contemporary art located in the heart of the South Pacific Ocean.

For its first edition, ONO’U will gather over forty international graffiti writers coming from around world (France, England, Australia, Chile, Denmark, USA, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand…) alongside local graffiti writers.

Among this group of artists, some of today’s living legends of the graffiti worldwide scene will be especially traveling to the mythical island of Tahiti to create amazing wall murals and unique frescoes.

For this week-long celebration of graffiti art, colors and creativity, over 1500 sqm of walls will be installed and painted by day and by night on the iconic site of Place Toata, facing the harbor of Papeete and magical island of Moorea."


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