Mural Festival 2015

This article features the new murals created during the 2015 edition of Mural Festival as well as the other temporary art found on the site (St-Laurent between Sherbrooke and Mont-Royal) while it was closed to traffic. Missing is the mural planned by XRAY which was cancelled because of miscommunications with the owner of the wall originally assigned to the artist.

Only four earlier Festival murals have been replaced with new ones this year. These are the sponsored one by Kashink and the 123Klan mural from the 2014 edition, as well as the Omen and Caron murals from the 2013 edition. Last year’s RR & DB wheatpaste mural which had been destroyed by rain and winter was already gone; the space was therefore already freed up for something new. The Cyrcle mural from 2014 is also gone, that wall had to be rebuilt and it has not (yet) been covered with a new mural.

You may want to check out this walking tour which I have put together: starting from ‘mural central’ behind the LNDMRK offices, up St-Dominique and the eastern side of St-Laurent then down Clark and the western side of St-Laurent.

See also: Google’s Street Art Project feature on the Mural Festival. Better yet, Take A 360° Tour of the murals or download the tour in virtual reality for Oculus Rift Dk2 or Samsung Gear VR.

Cet article présente les nouvelles murales créées dans le cadre de l’édition 2015 du Festival Mural ainsi que les oeuvres temporaires trouvées sur le site (St-Laurent entre Sherbrooke et Mont-Royal). Il ne manque que la murale de XRAY qui n’a pas été produite suite à une confusion concernant la disponibilité du mur réservé pour cet artiste.

Seulement 4 murales ont été remplacées par de nouvelles cette année: celles de Kashink et du 123 Klan produites dans le cadre de l’édition 2014 ainsi que celles d’Omen et de Caron datant de l’édition 2013. La murale avec collage par RR & DB datant de l’an dernier était déjà détruite par la pluie et l’hiver. Cet espace était donc déjà disponible pour recevoir une nouvelle oeuvre. La murale de Cyrcle produite l’année dernière est aussi disparue, mais elle n’a pas été remplacée, le mur étant en cours de réparation.

Vous pourriez être intéressé par ce tour pédestre que j’ai créé: débutant à la ‘place des murales’ derrière les bureaux de LNDMRK, ensuite vers le nord le long de St-Dominique et le côté est de St-Laurent, puis vers le sud le long de Clark et le côté ouest de St-Laurent.

A voir aussi: expo sur le Festival Mural par le Google Street Art Project. Encore mieux: Prenez Un Tour 360° des murales, ou téléchargez le tour en réalité virtuelle pour Oculus Rift Dk2 ou Samsung Gear VR.


The walls / les murs

Bicicleta Sem Freio

Nychos

2Alas

Monk.e

Axel Void

Astro (wall 1/2)

Astro (wall 2/2)

Benny Wilding

Jaz

Melissa Del Pinto

Earth Crusher for A’Shop

MC Baldassari

Opire and Bonar

Elian

Curiot

Eric Clément

4-Tin

Faith47

Jarus; visible at the bottom are throw-ups by Hirok and House, done with the blessing of the artist to remind people of the roots of street art as well as to prevent taggers from using that space

C-215 (these are actually painted wheatpastes; photo on the right is © PiaMTL)

Caratoes (unofficial contribution) behind the LNDMRK offices.


Mathieu Connery

Mathieu Connery has been painting his abstract pieces on the sidewalks of St-Laurent since the first edition of Mural Festival. This year he came up with two new pieces and restored a few of the ones from last year which had faded. In the weeks following the end of the festival, he transformed a few of the fading 2014 creations.

Mathieu Connery a peint un certain nombre de pièces abstraites sur les trottoirs de St-Laurent pour chaque édition du Festival Mural. Cette année il a créé deux nouvelles pièces et rafraichit certaines de l’an dernier qui étaient en voie de disparaitre. Dans les semaines qui ont suivi la tenue du festival, il a adapté quelques pièces de 2014 qui étaient en voie de disparaître.

2015 creation

2015 creation

2015 re-interpretation of fading 2014 creation.

2015 re-interpretation of fading 2014 creation.


Information boards / panneaux info

A number of (mostly) local artists covered the backs of the festival’s information boards with their art. These information boards were found interspresed at regular intervals between Mont-Royal and Sherbrooke.

Des artistes en grande majorité de Montréal ont recouvert le revers des panneaux d’information du festival avec leur art. Ces panneaux étaient positionnés ici et là le long du site, entre Mont-Royal et Sherbrooke.

Waxhead (left) and Alex Produkt (right)

Stela (left) and Lulu107 (right)

Didi aka Diana Contreras (left) and Amanda Valdes (right)

Cryote (left) and Gives (right) who at the time represented the Wzrds Gng.

WZRDS GNG

Grimjob69 aka Michael Shantz (left) and someone from the WZRDS GNG (right)

Vicky Filiault (left) and Sake (right)

Stadium Art Movement aka Jonathan Himsworth


Installations, etc.

The rest area this year was painted by Beeforeo aka Bfour.

Waxhead, angle 1/3

Waxhead, angle 2/3

Waxhead, angle 3/3

Oram 79

Isaac Holland side 1/2

Isaac Holland side 2/2

IAmBatman

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IAmBatman

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work-in-progress by Fonki

work-in-progress by Chris Dyer

hand-painted by Chris Dyer

bus painted by Bryan Beyung and Five Eight (side 1/2)

bus painted by Bryan Beyung and Five Eight (side 2/2)

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