Tauranga City Council in partnership with Oi YOU! and the Tauranga Art Gallery are proud to present Paradox: Tauranga Street Art Festival featuring the Oi YOU! Collection.
The festival is the first of its kind in Tauranga and is paradoxical in its nature not only by bringing street art into a gallery but also by internationally acclaimed artists turning the city into an outdoor gallery, adding to the city’s existing display of street art.
The collection includes the most extensive assembly of the works of the acclaimed street artist Banksy, in the Southern Hemisphere. It is the first of its kind in Tauranga and this is the first time the comprehensive Oi YOU! Collection is being exhibited in the North Island of New Zealand.
Six internationally acclaimed artists will create bespoke works within the Tauranga Art Gallery to complement the Oi You! collection of iconic street art including the work of the inimitable Banksy.
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For Paradox Outside the collective of international and national street artists, namely Askew One, Lucy McLauchlan, Sofles, Charles & Janine Williams, Jacob Yikes and Ernest Zacharevic, will create a remarkable legacy in their natural habitat, the streets. A series of works will grace walls across Tauranga for residents and visitors to enjoy for years to come.
A large group of renowned street artists calls Tauranga home. With the third part of the triangle, Paradox Live & Local, the festival will showcase the work of local artists and encourage interaction from across the community, bringing everyone together with events including public wall paintings, food, music and dance.
All Paradox Live & Local events will involve the wider community, opening this urban contemporary art form to those who may not have engaged yet and to those who are already involved.