Sunday 27 May
Location: Nedre Foss Park at Grünerhagen in Grünerløkka (map)
Chalk Don’t Chalk is a participatory Public Art project where children of all ages will be given the “freedom of the city” to create their own chalk street art pieces, with professional artists on hand to teach and guide children on their designs.
The characteristic round of asphalt next to Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology in Kuba Park is the canvas for youngsters to take their first steps into street art. Previously housing a large cylindrical gas container or “gas bell” belonging to Oslo Gassverk, plans for a prospective skate park (Kuba Betongpark) have recently been approved by the Council.
Chalk Don’t Chalk encourages the re-imagining and re-purposing of public space in a dynamic, participatory and creative manner. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Picasso to Banksy, Brancussi to Sir Ken Robinson, we hope that children and families will embrace the project wholeheartedly and join in with this celebration of street art in one of its purest forms.