Vin­tage street art at Graf­fi­ato fes­ti­val

Taupo & Turangi Weekender - - News -

Catch a street artist live in ac­tion on Fri­day evening of Labour Week­end, and you might even score your­self an orig­i­nal Graf­fi­ato art­work too.

The Graf­fi­ato Taupo¯ Street Art Fes­ti­val re­turns over Labour Week­end and as well as watch­ing the artists work­ing around the streets and al­ley­ways dur­ing the event, you can also catch them at the Cozy Cor­ner Court­yard in the Sun­court Plaza from 5.30pm on the Fri­day night.

The 10 Graf­fi­ato artists will be en­gag­ing in the vin­tage draw­ing game Ex­quis­ite Corpse, which many peo­ple played as a child. One per­son does the head, then passes it un­seen to the next per­son who does the body and an­other who does the legs, be­fore the whole cre­ation is un­veiled.

Town­cen­tre Taupo¯ gen­eral man­ager Julie McLeod says the artists will be work­ing on five dif­fer­ent can­vases mounted on easels and us­ing paint pens. They will have 10 min­utes for each sec­tion and once the art­works are com­pleted there will be a fundrais­ing auc­tion.

With sev­eral of this year’s Graf­fi­ato artists hav­ing pro­fes­sional train­ing in il­lus­tra­tion and other ar­eas the com­pleted ex­quis­ite corpses will be col­lectable items.

“It’s a fun way for peo­ple to take the art­works home and they should be very quirky, in­ter­est­ing, dif­fer­ent pieces,” Julie says. “So it should be a re­ally fun in­ter­ac­tive evening and a chance to meet the artists, and peo­ple who at­tend can give it a go as well on a sketch pad, but there’s no pres­sure.”

■ Graf­fi­ato Artists In Ac­tion, Sun­court Plaza, Fri­day Oc­to­ber 19, 5.30-7.30pm. Auc­tion at 7pm. Free, RSVP for cater­ing to alice@town­cen­tre­taupo.co.nz

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Graf­fi­ato artists will be en­gag­ing in the vin­tage draw­ing game Ex­quis­ite Corpse at Sun­court Plaza from 5.30pm on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 19.

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