Street Art

Croatian Island Of Brac Hosts A Hip-Hop Graffiti & Mural Festival

August 15, 2018

Popular Croatian summer destination, Bol, on the island of Brač, once again hosted what's been voted one of the best budget festivals in Europe. This year's edition of Graffiti Na Gradele staged three nights of music performances, sports and creative activities, along with a vibrant graffiti/mural program.

For the 7th consecutive year, the festival organizers managed to put up an event providing a whole range of different activities and entertainment options, while staying free for the visitors. With their music program being hugely focused around the local hip-hop names, their graffiti jam section has been growing rapidly in the last couple of years. After the introduction of international names last year, the 2018 edition hosted a selection of writers and muralists from Germany, France, Italy and Spain, who worked along with their Croatian colleagues. We're bringing you a photo report of the newly finished pieces around the abandoned hotel and apartments Bijela Kuca (White House). The pieces include works by local writers such as Chez 186, Sarme, Lunar, Mosk, Casino, Royal, as well as their guests Artez (Serbia), Flying Fortress (Germany), Inigo Sesma & Sebas Velasco (Spain), Velvet (France) and Zoer (Italy).

As our personal favorites, we have to pick Mosk's clever and effective "Moskscape" composition between tricky architectural elements of a local staircase, Flying Fortress & Lunar's graphics-based greeting from the island, as well as this long collaborative piece between Velvet, Zoer, Sesma and Velasco, done only a few meters from the crystal clear Adriatic sea. —Sasha Bogojev