This week sees the opening of Oi You! an Urban Art Festival which is bringing 22 of Banksy‘s art works to the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Artspace Gallery, alongside a multitude of works from some of the worlds leading urban artists and loads of free events from the 20th of April til the 2nd of June.
For 6 full weeks, alongside Banksy‘s works will be pieces by Faile(USA), Swoon (USA), David Choe (USA), Antony Micallef (UK), Paul Insect (UK) and Milton Springsteen (NZ) all the way from curator George Shaw’s collection. There will be art installations, art giveaways and new walls across the city by Rone, Beastman, Anthony Lister, Vans the Omega, Kab 101, Fredrock, Seb Humphreys, Gary Seaman, Matt Stuckey, Yarnbombers and Jayson Fox.
The best part-it’s free! Oi You! will kick off with an opening night party on the 19th, which will give fans a sneak peek at the exhibitions, talks from some of the artists and a DJ set by talented local electronic artist, Oisima. Hosted by Longview Winery (the winery behind Krush Klinic) and Fresh FM, Oi You! also includes free tours of the best sites of urban art around the city hosted by the artists themselves at Big Walls Adelaide and a Street Art Film Night on the 10th of May.
Oi You! is a ridiculously awesome and unique chance for Adelaide to play host to some of the worlds best urban artists so definitely get along and check it out over the 6 weeks. Not an opportunity to be missed. Head over to the Oi You! Facebook page or to http://www.cityofadelaide.com.au for more info on the Oi You! Urban Art Festival.