we collect photos from photographers around the world and print them on canvas.
invited street artists come together in different cities to paint on the images.
artworks from this and previous episodes are exhibited in the city of the event.
0717, 6xA, ACME, BeastieStylez, Bruno Big, C100, Catarina Machado, Cela Luz, Chei Krew, Emilone, Gilbert, Icon, Jean Faucheur, Loomit, Maismenos, Marcelo Ment, Mesk, Nasca Uno, Oker, Patrick Bonato, Pedro PNG Gomes, PXE, Pyser One, Quentin de Waele, Rafael Suriani, Rafo Castro, Sem, Third, User, Zezão
05. – 08.02.2015
The project is 100% collaborative and we need your support:
Urban artists of all styles and nationality are invited:
If you want to participate in one of the upcoming events get in touch with us!
no canvas project without amazing pictures for the canvases:
if you are a photographer and have some wave pictures it would be an honour to use them for one of the next episodes.
Join our team and become a part of the project:
Support us by sponsoring the project or the next event. Help us with the event venue or materials:
How did the idea arise?
The idea developed from the union of two passions: the sea and urban art. The Montebelo crew, in love with both, decided to stimulate the awareness for the protection of the oceans through art.
So we met with the French artist Jean Faucher to support our project. Jean is the founder of Le M.U.R. and a figure of great importance for the history of the urban art movement in Paris. He encouraged us to make the project real and was very important for its conception.
What is the purpose of the project and the events?
The goal is to use art as a vehicle of awareness for the importance of the constant protection of seas and oceans and to raise money through the sale of the works on behalf of Surfrider Foundation.
While the events takes place it is a relaxed gathering for good people to discuss small things that can help to preserve the seas and the oceans.
The travels of the artworks
The artworks shall be accessible to everybody. After the works are created, they will be exhibited in the same city for some weeks. Then they travel to be exhibited during the next sessions. The works created in Paris were exposed in Rio. Then, the works created in Paris and Rio were exposed in Porto. The next possible stops are planned for Berlin and Vienna.
Urban art has the principle of being on the streets, breaking the elitist aspect of traditional art, which tends to be seen by few people in museums and galleries. With the journey of our works, the project seeks to turn this contact with art accessible.
Surfrider Foundation Europe
Surfrider Foundation Europe is a non profit organization, dedicated to defending, saving, improving and managing in a sustainable manner the ocean, coastline, waves and the people who enjoy them.
Created in 1990 in Europe (Biarritz, France) by surfers, including 3-time World Surfing Champion Tom Curren, the organization brings together today about 1.500 volunteers, 10.000 members, about 40 local chapters, and more than 40.000 supporters in Europe.