Location: Metro54 Festival
Activities: Concept painting, Graffiti competition
Sponsors: Molotow Spraycans, city council Amsterdam Zuid-Oost, Metro54 Festival
Urban Art NOW hosts in cooperation with the urban arts and culture festival Metro54 the Netherlands finals of the international Graffiti competition Write4Gold.
In 2011 six high-class aerosol crews from Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam and Den Haag competed to create one mural production each on a given topic during the day-time programme of the festival. The local and international jury rated each production with the usual criteria in regards to style, Graffiti letters, composition, originality, technical skills and uniqueness of the production.
Write4Gold is an annual Graffiti Art Competition for the world’s top street and graffiti artists. In 2011 the Battle included for 4 rounds. These included the Pre-Battles, national Pre-Eliminations, an online grafX sketch contest and the grand final battle.
Write4Gold 2011 took place in 32 countries worldwide and since 2003has hosted more than 150 events, putting on the spotlight hundreds of champion Graffiti crews all over the globe. Imagine this: Berlin fresh styles versus Moscow fire! A crew from London battling a crew from Copenhagen! Riga versus Barcelona! Melbourne versus Santiago de Chile! Prague taking on Los Angeles! The excitement has just began…