remember the Big White Wall Project from
earlier in the year, where Liquitex partnered with University of the Arts,
Central Saint Martins. Working with student Matthew Wang, a 30ft wall was
painted using Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic and admired by floods of passers-by.
the White Walls Project series, Liquitex recently invited proposals from
individuals and collaborative groups of MFA/MA Slade Graduate Painting students.
The concept was to create a temporary artwork making use of the scale and
dimensions of a large outside wall. Seven winning proposals, both MFA/MA 1
& 2 painters, worked on a 24ft long x 8ft high wall located
outside the Liquitex offices in London. The winning proposals received a
supply of Liquitex artist's materials and equipment, as well as technical
support from Slade lecturer Jo Volley and UK TFAC Manager Stephanie Nebbia.
complete, the wall boasts seven fantastic large-scale artworks of various
genres, from the traditional to the contemporary. We spoke with student Ourania
Schoretsaniti, who participated in the project. She told us that her biggest
challenge had been the poor weather, but that "the materials were really
strong, came in great colours, and most importantly, the rain did not smudge my
continues, "I learnt to work on a huge surface using very few materials
and to work within a tight time scale. I would most definitely recommend this
project - it's an amazing opportunity for students to come out of their comfort
zones and we had fantastic support; I loved it."
If you find yourself in London, be sure to visit this
latest White Wall Project!