Artscape's Saga is one of the World's Largest Urban Art Projects. In May and June 2019, the excellent of 26 Street Art Artists created 32 amazing Street Art pieces during 3 weeks in 12 municipalities of the Gothenburg Region in Sweden. Artscape Saga is a celebration of storytelling, folklore, and myths with beautiful Street Art. Each Street Art piece is an interpretation of a classical saga.
Nomad Clan's contribution to Artscape Saga in Stenungsund
Sticks & Spoons "Artscape Saga Tour"
We will try to cover all the Artwork in a series of articles and blog posts we have called "Artscape Saga Tour". You can read them individually one by one or as a book with chapters of our Street Art Hunts discovering the fantastic Street Art around Gothenburg with Street Art from the Artscape Saga Project. For more amazing Street Art see our Table of Content below.
Table of content
Sticks & Spoons "Artscape Saga Tour" part one 1. Artscape Saga Street Art Sweden a) Artscape Saga b) Artscape Street Art Map c) Street Art in Kungälv d) West Coast Brunch at Marstrand Havshotell e) Street Art in Stenungsund Food and Travel Guides "Artscape Saga Tour" part two 2. Street Art Tour with Artscape Saga and GIBCA a) What is Artscape Saga Project? b) Street Art in Partille c) Largest Mural Painting in Scandinavia d) Co-creating Art and Street Art Workshops e) Street Art in Mölnlycke f) GIBCA Exhibition Ollio g) Street Art in Mölndal h) GIBCA Exhibition Amalia Bille
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Artscape is a non-profit organization, founded by Daniel Wakeman and Tor Hedendahl, and is one of the world's leading actors and proponents of urban contemporary art, especially Street Art and Art in the Public domain. Since 2014, Artscape has carried out large-scale Murals and Street Art Projects in Malmö, Gothenburg, and Värmland in Sweden.
The Artscape Saga Logo - Copyright of Artscape
We believe that the dominance of the advertising boards in the modern cityscape needs to be challenged. Great art shouldn't be confined to only galleries and museums!(Artscape Founders)
Artscape Saga was the first of two large Street Art Projects in 2019, and is considered one of the world's largest projects of its kind up to date! With great help from a devoted team, volunteers, street art artists, sponsors, and decision-makers in the different municipalities involved in the Street Art Saga Project, 23 local and worldwide famous Street Art performers and painters managed to bring color and beauty to 32 public walls in 12 municipalities around the Gothenburg area on the Swedish West Coast!
Truly a fantastic achievement, especially keeping in mind that it just took 3 weeks to create all the Artwork!
Artscape Street Art Map
The Artscape Saga Street Art Map - is as handy as it gets to find Street Art!
Street Art in Kungälv
Our first stop heading north from Gothenburg was Kungälv. And after feeling lost for a while, but seeing the lovely quarters of old town Kungälv, we finally hit our first Mural Painting.
Being Mural Hunters is exciting. You may have seen Street Art photos of every work already, but it's when you stand in front of a Mural painting, you get amazed and get goosebumps, taking your own Street Art photos of the piece.
To us, Street Art as an Artform is something much more direct, more genuine that strikes the heart in an instant. Especially the big murals can be quite overwhelming and at the same time beautifully stunning in their means of expression. We love that kind of Art!
Swedish Sagie is not only a brilliant Tattooist at the Tattoo Studio Unikum in Gothenburg; where Spoons got almost all of his tattoos from Tony B; he also does amazing Murals and Graffiti!
Like many of his paintings, the one in Kungälv has animals and birds in it, even if we're not sure a House-Hen is an actual bird? Anyhow, a favorite composition in his art is birds and animals, which he does impeccably.
We were not sure what the story behind this great Mural piece was but we stumbled on a comment on Saige's Facebook and it appears to be inspired by the Russian fairytales of Baba Yaga!
Baba Yaga is a supernatural being, scary as heck, that among many nasty things dwells deep in the forest in a hut standing on chicken legs! It's a weird fairytale...but a fantastic Mural Wall!
A great thing is that Artscape gives an artist a mission to do a Grafitti or Street Art piece together with the people living where the Mural and Street Art are located.
After a GPS confusion, we finally found the work made together with locals from the municipality...under a bridge which explains the GPS mishap. And how convenient that the inspiration came from Three Billy Goats Gruff. The Norwegian saga has an intriguing "eat me when I'm better"-theme including the three g