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White Walls Project Liquitex Partners with the Slade

 

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You may 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.

 

Continuing 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.

 


 

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Now 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 work." 


Ourania 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."

 


 

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If you find yourself in London, be sure to visit this latest White Wall Project!

 

 

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