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Mural Festival 2017

This article features the new murals created during the 2017 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 from June 8th to 18th.

Seven earlier Festival murals have been replaced with new ones this year. These are the sponsored one by Meggs and the Pantone mural from the 2016 edition, the Nychos, Melissa del Pinto and Eric Clément murals from the 2015 edition, and the Squid Called Sebastian and Astro/La Paria ones from the 2013 edition. The A’Shop mural on Napoleon, which is older than the festival, was also covered to make space for a new one.

You may want to check out this walking tour map connecting all Mural Festival creations and other major murals in the area.

Cet article présente les nouvelles murales créées dans le cadre de l’édition 2017 du Festival Mural ainsi que les oeuvres temporaires trouvées sur le site (St-Laurent entre Sherbrooke et Mont-Royal) pendant la tenue de l’événement du 8 au 18 juin.

Sept murales ont été remplacées par de nouvelles cette année: celles de Meggs et de Pantone de l’édition 2016, les murales de Nychos, de Melissa del Pinto et d’Eric Clément produites pour l’édition 2015 ainsi que celles de A Squid Called Sebastian et d’Astro/La Pariadatant de l’édition 2013. La murale d’A’Shop sur Napoleon, datant d’avant le Festival, a aussi été recouverte par une nouvelle création.

Vous êtes invités à jeter un coup d’oeil à cet itinéraire pédestre reliant toutes les murales produites dans le cadre de toutes les éditions du Festival ainsi que les autres créations majeures dans le même quartier.


the murals

This mural by Kevin Ledo, which was started a week before the festival and completed a week after, is now our city’s biggest mural.

Ricardo Cavolo.

Ron English

Onur‘s mural in Chinatown. This one was painted with blacklight-sensitive paint, see nighttime shots of it on the artist’s webpage.

1010‘s mural is found downtown behind the McCord Museum.

Fintan Magee

Dodo Osé‘s rooftop wall for A’Shop.

The street view of the above mural by Dodo Osé shows the gold leaking out of the character’s hand spilling over the side of the house into the street.

Jackie Robinson tribute by Fluke for A’Shop.

Scribe

SBU One

Ruben Sanchez

Mad C

Insa. Download Insa’s Gif-iti app and see this one come to life (or alternatively, see it here)!

Jason Wasserman

Li-Hill installation done a few weeks before the festival. See below for close-ups.

Close-up of the Li-Hill installation seen above.

Closer-up of the Li-Hill installation seen above.

Mono Sourcil‘s long wall. See below for close-ups in three segments.

Segment 1/3 of Mono Sourcil‘s long wall.

Segment 2/3 of Mono Sourcil‘s long wall.

Segment 3/3 of Mono Sourcil‘s long wall.

Photographer Aydin Matlabi and Miss Me‘s collaboration. See below for close-ups in two segments.

Segment 1/2 of Aydin Matlabi and Miss Me‘s long wall.

Segment 2/2 of Aydin Matlabi and Miss Me‘s long wall.

Ola Volo‘s mural in Mile End.

Nuria Mora

Mort

Hoar‘s mural in Chinatown was done a few weeks before the festival.


Joe Iurato’s sidewalk pieces

Following Mathieu Connery and Jason Botkin, in 2017 it was Joe Iurato who supplied the sidewalk pieces for Mural Festival. He did eight in total, all on St-Laurent between Milton and Mont-Royal.

Après Mathieu Connery et Jason Botkin, en 2017 c’était au tour de Joe Iurato de créer les pièces de trottoir pour le Festival Mural. Il en créé huit, toutes sur St-Laurent entre Milton et Mont-Royal.


Cryote’s installations in Parc du Portugal

Cryote was commissioned to create eight ‘sculptures’ (actually installations made from painted wood cutouts) in Parc du Portugal where activities were held all throughout the festival.

Cryote a créé huit ‘sculptures’ (en fait des intallations faites de pièces de bois peintes) qui ont été installées au Parc du Portugal où des activités étaient organisées au cours de la durée du festival.


information/ad boards

Every year the backs of the Festival’s many information and advertisement boards are painted by a selection of mostly local artists, a great way to showcase a lot of additional Montreal talent.

A chaque année le revers des panneaux d’information et de publicité du Festival sont peints par divers artistes locaux, une excellent initiative permettant de présenter une grande quantité de talent montréalais.

M’Os Geez

Snikr

Naveen Shakil

Flavor

IAmBatman

LeylaIsOnFire

Aless MC aka Angler Fish

Djibril M-P and Camille Perreault

Thomas Bertrand aka Totoscope

Emotwink

Franco E

Joffré Roy-b

Nicholas Bertrand

Paulie Heart

Picamag

Pintar Y Viajar(?)

Arizo (Zoe Boivin, Ariane Coté)


‘your face here’ boards

The Festival increased the number of ‘your face here’ boards this year for kids and adults to interact with the art. Just like the info/ad boards above, these are great canvases for local artists to show their craft during the festival.

Cetta année le festival a augmenté le nombre de panneaux dans lesquels les enfants et adultes peuvent insérer leur visage et se prendre en photo. Tout comme les revers de panneaux d’information et publicitaires ci-dessus, ces panneaux permettent à des artistes locaux de montrer leur talent pendant la durée du festival.

Waxhead, side 1.

Waxhead, side 2.

Borrris, side 1.

Borrris, side 2.

LP Montoya, side 1.

LP Montoya, side 2.

ROC514, side 1.

ROC514, side 2.

Ekes, side 1.

Ekes, side 2.

Ekes, on the reverse of the Naimo one below.

Naimo, on the reverse of the Ekes one above.

IAmBatman, side 1.

IAmBatman, side 2.

Saurin Galloway, side 1.

Saurin Galloway, side 2.

Katie Paglialunga, side 1.

Katie Paglialunga, side 2.

ADZ + ASD, side 1.

ADZ + ASD, side 2.

Marc-André Giguère

Peack109


Waxhead’s cement blocks

Waxhead was commissioned by the Festival to paint the cement blocks at both ends of the Mural zone.

Waxhead a eu le contrat de peindre les blocs de ciments aux extrémités de la zone du festival.

Sherbooke street end, side 1.

Sherbooke street end, side 2.

Mont-Royal street end, side 1.

Mont-Royal street end, side 2.

Mont-Royal street end, close-up.

Mont-Royal street end, close-up.

Mont-Royal street end, close-up.

Mont-Royal street end, close-up.


other

Jimmy Chiale mural done behind LNDMRK offices ahead of the festival.

Truck side painted by Fleo. The opposite side was painted by Axe but it was completed during the evening of the festival’s last day and I didn’t manage to get a shot.

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Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016

This image gallery brings together 100 of the best murals and other painted street art pieces of 2016 in Montreal. The selection was done from my own personal favourites as well as those of my followers on Instagram. Of course this list was put together from what I was actually able to photograph, so keep in mind that it may lack some great work that just slipped between the cracks.

It was already difficult selecting 100 ceations, it was impossible to sort them in order of preference, so they are shown here in alphabetical order. To ensure that the list wasn’t filled with only work from a few much-loved artists, I have set a maximum of 4 pieces per artist.

See also:
Top 100 pasted street art of 2016
Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 des meilleures murales et autres pièces de street art peint de 2016 à Montréal. La sélection inclut mes pièces préférées ainsi que celles des gens qui me suivent sur Instagram. Cette liste a bien sur été créée à partir de ce que j’ai eu la chance de trouver et de photographier, ce qui signifie que quelques chef d’oeuvres de 2016 pourraient ne pas y figurer.

C’était déjà trop difficile de choisir 100 pièces, je n’ai pas été en mesure de les présenter en ordre de préférence et elles apparaissent ci-dessous en ordre alphabétique. Pour que cette liste ne soit pas totalement accaparée par quelques artistes préférés, j’ai fixé un maximum de 4 pièces par personne.

Voir aussi:
Top 100 collages street art de 2016
Top 100 pièces graffitis de 2016


Phillip Adams‘ annual mural for les Habitations Jeanne-Mance, produced by Mu.

The Art Gang‘s Snipes at Plaza Walls.

Another one by Art Gang aka the AG Crew, this one produced before Plaza Walls. Check out the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016 post for more by the AG Crew.

Akuma One and Korb mural in Villeray. Check out the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016 post for more by these two Crazy Apes.

Huge mural by Algue and Opire at Plaza Walls.

Two sides of a municipal building in the Port of Montreal by Ankh One for A’Shop.

Ankh One and Fluke in Hochelaga. Check out the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016 (under ‘K6A’ and ‘Zek’) for more from Fluke.

Ankh One and Shadow‘s contribution to a huge A’Shop production in NDG. More from this huge production further down this list under ‘Five Eight’ and ‘Fonki’. Check out the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016 (under ‘A’Shop’ and under ‘Shadow’) for more by these two artists.

Apok in Rosemont.

Apok around letters by Eskro in an abandoned building in Côte des Neiges. Eskro has made it into the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016.

Astred Collective mural in Pointe St-Charles, featuring Eskro (letters) and Apok (figurative).

Astro in Petite-Patrie. This was on the Plaza Walls programme despite not being in the Plaza St-Hubert immediate neighbourhood.

(Two photos above) Two angles of these Plateau schoolyard sheds done by Astro at the beginning of the summer.

(Three photos above) This long wall on the side of a Hochelaga daycare was made more cheerful by Astro.

The side wall of this Taichi studio in Ahuntsic was embellished with this beautiful piece by Axe and Awe. Another bit by Axe on the right was from earlier than 2016. Monk.e also participated to this mural (he’s on the left), but his entries in this Top 100 are featured below under his name and Tiburon’s. Both Axe and Awe have made it into the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016, Axe under his own name, ‘K6A’ and ‘Naimo’; Awe under his own name and ‘Lyfer’.

Axe on a tin covered wall at Plaza Walls.

This is Jonathan Bergeron‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Bik Ismo was a last minute addition to the programme of the 2016 edition of Mural Festival and produced one of the most loved walls this year.

A small but fascinating piece by Biko in an obscure spot beneath an overpass. Check the Top 100 pasted street art of 2016 for more by Biko.

A garage door by Bosny in Plateau End.

This is a collaborative mural between Bosny and Koal for Plaza Walls. If you look closely, you’ll see that the white shapes are very stylized letters making the names of the two artists (Koal, then Bosny). Check out the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016 for more by these two.

Botkin came up with 10 sidewalk pieces for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival. Three of these have made this Top 100, this one and the two below.

One more sidewalk piece by Botkin for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

One more sidewalk piece by Botkin for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Collaboration between Luc Bouchard (background) and Haks (robots) in Hochelaga. Scroll down for one more mural by Haks. Check out the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016 for more by Haks.

This is another mural by Luc Bouchard near the one above, but he’s solo on this one.

The internationally reknowned Buff Monster was on the programme of the Mural Festival this past year.

(Above two photos) Clandestinos, the duo of Shalak and Bruno Smoky, paid us a quick visit at the end of the summer and left us the two sides of this Rosemont park container.

Cryote had a busy year in 2016. This unofficial creation was found on the sliding doors of an abandoned place in Côte des Neiges.

It was the year of the dog in Montreal street art in 2016, in big part because of a controversial by-law banning pitbulls and other related breeds. Cryote is one of many artists who took the paintbrush and spraycan in protest of this cruel decision that will eventually lead to the euthanasia of many harmless dogs.

Cryote (central figures) and Waxhead (leafy figures and door) in a Mile End alley. Scroll down to ‘Waxhead’ for more by these two artists.

Melissa del Pinto was commissioned by Mu for this beautiful piece on the wall of the Museum of Fine Arts’ new pavilion.

There were a lot of famous international names from the street art circuit on the programme of the 2016 edition of Mural Festival, including that of D*Face.

Dodo Osé‘s star took a leap in 2016; this little masterpiece in a Hochelaga alley is just one of many great works the artist produced this past year.

Dodo Osé also came up with this beautiful downtown tribute to his native city of Lyon.

Another Dodo Osé entry in this Top 100, this one was done in St-Henri. Check out the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016 (under ‘K6A’) for more by this artist.

Off-Mural Festival work by Earth Crusher. Check out the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016 post for more by Earth Crusher (under ‘Five Eight’).

Elfu makes this yearly roundup with this funny Oktoberfest piece. Next to it are letters by his POM crewmate EK Sept. Check out the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016 post for more by those two, under ‘POM’.

This past year we were finally treated to a proper mural by Ella & Pitr. The duo had in the past produced a number of great pieces in Montreal, but these were always on roofs and parking spaces, therefore only visible to people flying above and could only be photographed with the help of a drone.

There were a lot of big international names on the programme of the 2016 edition of Mural Festival, but Montreal is home to a lot of great talent and local artist Five Eight produced one of this year’s most loved murals. Have a look at the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016 post for more by this artist/writer.

Five Eight and Rouks collaborated on this segment of a huge project put together by A’Shop in NDG. More from this A’Shop production above under ‘Ankh One’ and below under ‘Fonki’. Scroll down for more great collaborative work by Rouks.

This is Fonki‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

There were a log of dogs in Montreal street art in 2016, partly because of that anti-pitbull by-law, but also because two big murals were commissioned by owners in tribute to their dogs who had passed away. This is the one done by Fonki, scroll down to Kevin Ledo for the other one.

Fonki also collaborated with Ms Teri on a segment of a mega A’Shop production in NDG. More from this huge production above under ‘Ankh One’ and ‘Five Eight’. Check out the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016 post for more by Ms Teri.

A street art hotspot in a Mile End alley was completely redone in 2016 following construction on some of its walls. This one by Gawd is one of the new pieces found there.

Gawd (right) and Labrona (left) also make this Top 100 with this unofficial combo on the wall of an abandoned building in Mercier. Scroll down for more work by these two, under ‘Labrona’. The two also made it into the Top 100 pasted street art of 2016.

Germdee is a new big addition to the local street art scene. He started being active late spring and within a few months he produced an impressive number of pieces in Plateau/Mile End alleys and beyond. His impact on the local scene is also felt through the numerous collaborations and productions he put together with many fellow artists and crewmates.

Some off-Mural Festival work by Carly and Nick Gregson.

Thanks to the buzz created by the Plaza Walls event this summer, Haks managed to get this commission from a Plaza St-Hubert business, his largest solo work to date. Scroll up for more by Haks under ‘Luc Bouchard’. Haks also made it into the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016.

French artist Hobz paid us a visit during the summer and this Plaza Walls creation is one of the two major pieces he left us before heading back home.

Hobz‘s other production during his stay in Montreal also made this yearly Top 100.

HoarKor aka HRKR were the ones commissioned to redo the terrasse wall of the Foufounes Electriques during this year’s Under Pressure Festival.

Another big project this past year for HRKR was the front wall of this Plateau bar. The duo have also made it into the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016.

Hsix hit a double whammy, he was on the programme of both the Mural Festival and Under Pressure this year. This is his contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Besides contributing to this city’s two major international street art and graffiti events this year, Hsix also contributed to Plaza Walls with this much noticed piece.

The front wall of this Plateau bookstore was redone by Hsix this past year.

One of the bigger walls of the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival features Hsix (character on the left), Sermob (bears), Bryan Beyung (horse) and les Hommes de Lettres (top letters), all tied together by Monk.e. Scroll down for more by Monk.e and Sermob under ‘Monk.e’, and more Sermob under his own name.

Here is Klone Yourself‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Labrona (humans) and Gawd (animals) for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Scroll up for more by these two under ‘Gawd’. The two also made it into the Top 100 pasted street art of 2016.

Kevin Ledo was commissioned to produce this beautiful tall mural on Décarie as a tribute to someone’s deceased dog. The small piece at the base is an older one by John Kaye.

This is Kevin Ledo‘s tribute to local comedian/actress Janine Sutto. The mural was commissioned by Mu and is found in Centre-Sud.

One of the highlights of Plaza Walls this autumn was to witness the creation of this beautiful mural by El Mac.

Mateo‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

This is Mateo on the side wall of a church in Petite-Patrie. Mateo also made it into the Top 100 pasted street art of 2016.

A brilliant mural piece by MC Baldassari in a Plateau alley.

(Two photos above) MC Baldassari (top photo) and Hot Sluts’n’Poutine (bottom photo) set of garage doors in the Plateau.

Meggs‘ sponsored wall for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Some great work by Monk.e on the tin-covered side of a garage at Plaza Walls. More Monk.e can be found in the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016 post, under ‘A’Shop’.

(Three photos above) Monk.e was commissioned to embellish a number of city park containers this summer. This one stands out of the lot, in huge part because of the striking feline stare on its front (top photo). The two other shots are views of the sides and back.

Monk.e hosted Mexican artist Sermob for a few months during the summer and together they gave this K6A wall in Hochelaga its annual makeover. Scroll up for more by these two under ‘Hsix’. Monk.e is also featured in a collaboration with Tibuton further down this list.

This is Mono Sourcil on the side of a Plateau café. Mono Sourcil also made it into the Top 100 pasted street art of 2016.

Mono Sourcil in a Plateau End alley which was completely taken over this past summer under the supervision of Germdee. Visible in the background is a piece by Wzrds Gng.

Portrait of Gaston Miron by Omen on a wall of a Montreal Nord school. Bottom part is preemptive damage control by the artist himself.

This striking Julian Palma mural was commissioned by Mu for the 35th anniversary of the Montreal Alzheimer’s Society.

Another one of the big international names on the programme of the 2016 edition of Mural Festival was Pantone‘s.

Mural in Petite-Patrie by La Parade (MngeLeKrak / Ludo Mio)

An eerie one from the mind of Alex Produkt.

This is a brilliant collaboration between Rouks (woman) and Lapin (head dress) for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. If you look closely, you’ll see that the feathers on the woman’s headdress are actually graffiti letters by Speak (top feather), Capes (middle feather), Eskae (bottom feather). Also visible in this shot are pieces by Sirvis (above) and Cole (bottom right).

SBU One in Petite-Patrie.

SBU One in the Plateau. He also made it into the Top 100 pasted street art of 2016.

One of the highlights of Plaza Walls is this huge mural by Sen2 Figueroa which was created in parallel to a show of his work at the Art Gang gallery.

Sermob and Naimo collaboration in the Plateau. More by Sermob above under ‘Hsix’ and ‘Monk.e’. Naimo has also made it into the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016.

Skor proved this year that he is more than just a brilliant writer. His first figurative piece (other than cartoon characters with his graffiti burners) is this impressive portrait of his grandfather on the anniversary of his passing away. Check out the full piece including letters by himself and crewmate Narc. Skor also has four entries in the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016.

Stela on a Rosemont wall.

Tava in Griffintown for the Montreal Heart Institute.

This tribute to the Goonies movie by Tchekon struck a nostalgic nerve with a lot of people this past summer.

(Two photos above) These two pieces by Tchug are part of a Hochelaga mural with Zek and Stare (check out the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016 for the parts of the latter two writers).

Tchug in Rosemont.

Tchug’s wall for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Tiburón (characters) and Monk.e (background) truck side collaboration. Scroll up for more by Monk.e under his name and under ‘Hsix’.

Tiburón‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

(Three photos above) Three entomological pieces by Tone. Click on images to zoom in and appreciate all the intricate details of the wings.

Turf One is one of the artists who took the brush and spraycan this past year in protest against the city’s ban on pitbulls and other related breeds. This huge mural was done for Plaza Walls.

Here’s another protest piece by Turf One, this one commissioned by the SPCA who were also against the city’s cruel pitbull by-law.

Turtle Caps on a Plateau alley garage door.

The production of the year (excluding festival-related ones) is without a doubt the one curated by Waxhead and Cryote on the wall of a Plateau End youth center. This shot shows one of the production’s three walls, it brings together Waxhead (2 cats, foliage), Cryote (pink dog and blue dog head), Peru143 (yellow letters), Meor (beneath pink dog), Gets (green letters), Pound Puppy (dog bottom right) and Mole Patrol (bottom left). Scroll up for more by Waxhead and Cryote under the latter artist’s name. Meor has also made it into the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016.

Waxhead on a sliding door inside an abandoned building in Côte des Neiges.

Waxhead on a Plateau door. Waxhead also made it into the Top 100 pasted street art of 2016.

XRAY‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival. XRAY also made it into the Top 100 pasted street art of 2016.

Zek in Montreal West. Zek has obviously also made it into the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016.

New painted street art May-June 2016

Here’s a collection of photos of painted street art found in the streets, alleys and abandoned buildings of Montreal in June 2016, including a few from the end of May. Posts have already been published for pasted street art and stickers and other media during the same period, as well as for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival and the 2016 edition of MTL En Arts. For graffiti during the same period, see this post. If you want to see new Montreal street art and graffiti as soon as I photograph it, you can follow me on Instagram.

Cet galerie-photo est une collection d’oeuvres peintes dans les rues, ruelles et édifices abandonnés de Montréal au cours de juin 2016 (incluant quelques unes datant de la fin mai). Des articles ont déjà été publiés couvrant les collages et les autocollants et autres mediums pendant la même période ainsi que ce qui a été créé pour l’édition 2016 du Festival Mural et le festival MTL En Arts. Pour les graffitis durant la même période, voir cet article. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres de street art ou de graffiti aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


Zek in Montreal West.

Apok and Eskro from the Astred Collective in Pointe St-Charles.

Akuma and Korb from the Crazy Apes in Villeray.

Tava in the Plateau.

Tava in Petite-Patrie.

Astro on Plateau schoolyard containers, angle 1/2.

Astro on Plateau schoolyard containers, angle 2/2.

An off-Muralfest piece by Earth Crusher in an alley.

See a brief making of video of the above Earth Crusher piece by Greg Pistol.

Earth Crusher and Ether on the side wall of a Plateau café.

A pre-Muralfest piece by Hsix.

Off-Muralfest piece by Omen.

Tribute to Warshaw’s Mrs Levy by Omen, on the back wall of where Warshaw used to be.

MC Baldassari and Hot Sluts’n’Poutine collaboration in the Plateau, part 1/2.

MC Baldassari and Hot Sluts’n’Poutine collaboration in the Plateau, part 2/2.

HRKR redid the front wall of Barfly on St-Laurent. The door bottom right is by Labrona and is from a few years ago.

Off-Muralfest garage door by Monk.e.

Monk.e was commissionned to do the ‘containers’ of various city parks. This is the first one. Back shots below.

This is one of the back views of the park container redone by Monk.e seen above.

This is the other one of the back views of the park container redone by Monk.e seen above.

Cryote and Waxhead redid the front of Chez José on Duluth.

A bit more by Cryote in front of the dépanneur next to Chez José.

Cryote and Waxhead were also commissioned to do the front of this St-Laurent pet shop. More were added later, see Waxhead spotlight for final version.

Waxhead on a Plateau door.

Waxhead on the doors of a St-Laurent business (see also next photo).

Waxhead on the doors of a St-Laurent business (see also previous photo).

Waxhead in an abandoned spot in Côte-des-Neiges.

Cryote wall in the Plateau.

Small Cryote piece on a Rosemont graffiti wall.

AG Crew in Petite-Patrie.

Maliciouz on a Mile End park shed.

Maliciouz on a Mile End park shed.

Off-Muralfest work by SBU One on a St-Laurent garage door.

SBU One and MSHL in Mile End.

SBU One and MSHL in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark (see next).

Wzrds Gng crawling over the SBU One and MSHL wall seen above.

Wzrds Gng off St-Laurent.

Germdee wall on Mile End. Scroll down for a handful of smaller pieces by this artist.

Luc Bouchard wall in Hochelaga/Rosemont.

Katie Green repaired and redesigned the wall Danae Bissonnet did last summer near the Quartier des Spectacles.

Naimo wall in Centre-Sud.

Off-Muralfest piece by Nick Gregson.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

Turtle Caps on a garage door in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark. Also visible around are older pieces by Waxhead (left), Sake (top) and Peru143/Wastoids (right).

Turtle Caps in an abandoned spot in Côte-des-Neiges.

Turtle Caps in an abandoned spot in Côte-des-Neiges.

Futur Lasor Now in an abandoned spot in Côte-des-Neiges.

Futur Lasor Now in an abandoned spot in Côte-des-Neiges.

Futur Lasor Now in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Chris Dyer and Germdee both doing Bart Simpson in their own style.

Germdee in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Germdee in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Germdee in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Germdee in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

HRKR on containers for the Marché des Possibles (photo 1/4).

HRKR on containers for the Marché des Possibles (photo 2/4).

HRKR on containers for the Marché des Possibles (photo 3/4).

HRKR on containers for the Marché des Possibles (photo 4/4).

Scaner quickie on the abandoned George General d’Auto Reparation.

Sloast and Labrona on a parked train.

Hary in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Andrew The Alien in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Antonio in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Gwan at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Skol at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Charest at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Starkey at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

This is one of the handful of One Ton stencils found around the Mural Festival zone at the time the festival happened.

Two quickies by Le Renard Fou in Mile End.

RMZ at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

It’s Alive in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Miss Conduct in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Off-Muralfest piece by Quiz71.

Unidentified artist in Hochelaga.

Unidentified artist in the Plateau.

Same unidentified artist as above, again in the Plateau.


The Sun Youth front wall project

As the Mural Festival was kicking off, a bunch of mostly local artists were invited by Waxhead to participate in a major production on the front wall of the Sun Youth building. The work that was done is striking, but the other great thing about it is that it brought together figurative and graffiti artists. The pieces are presented below as they appear from left to right on the wall.

Alors que se tenait le Festival Mural, une douzaine d’artistes surtout locaux étaient invités par Waxhead à contribuer à une production majeure sur le mur de devant de l’édifice logeant Jeunesse Au Soleil. L’oeuvre globale qui en résulte est extraordinaire, mais elle se démarque aussi par son mélange de pièces figuratives et de graffitis. Les oeuvres sont présentées ci-dessous dans l’ordre où elles apparaissent sur le mur.

SBU One, with creature by Waxhead above and small critter by Starkey at the far left.

Before the SBU One piece seen above, the Wzrds Gng had done this smaller piece.

Meor, with a bit of Waxhead top left.

Getso

unidentified artist, with a bit of Waxhead and Cryote above.

Ekes with some Waxhead above and Cryote at the far left.

Marc Sirus on letters with creatures by Cryote (left) and Waxhead (right and on doors).

Naimo

Arnold

Hitem with characters by Waxhead and Cryote.

Lyfer on letters and Cryote on character.

Mole Patrol around the corner.

This wall shows Waxhead top left around letters by Getso, Cryote in pink top right, Meor in the middle beneath Cryote, Peru143 middle right, Mole Patrol bottom left, Cryote bottom middle and Pound Puppy middle right.

MTL En Arts 2016

This post brings together photos of various artistic creations from the MTL En Arts festival which took place from June 29th to July 3rd this year. The event was put together mainly for artists to sell their creations, but I am only posting here the free public art curated by the people behind the festival. These include

  • the sidewalk panels on Amherst between Ste-Catherine and Robin
  • the flowerpots on Amherst between Ste-Catherine and René-Lévesque
  • the wheatpastes on the boarded doors and windows of the old Club Sandwich restaurant/hotel complex

Cet article présente une gallerie-photo des oeuvres créées dans le contexte de l’édition 2016 du festival MTL En Arts qui a eu lieu cette année du 29 juin au 3 juillet. Le but de l’événement est de donner aux artistes une opportunité de vendre leurs créations, mais ce qui est présenté ici ne sont que les oeuvres publiques gratuites créées dans le contexte du festival. Celles-ci incluent

  • les panneaux sur les trottoirs de la rue Amherst entre Ste-Catherine et Robin
  • les pots de fleurs sur Amherst entre Ste-Catherine et René-Lévesque
  • les collages sur les portes et fenêtres placardées de l’ancien complexe restaurant/hôtel Club Sandwich


Amherst panels

Here are the 14 panels installed on Amherst between Ste-Catherine and Robin a few weeks ahead of the festival.

Voici les 14 panneaux installés sur Amherst entre Ste-Catherine et Robin quelques semaines avant la tenue du festival.

Waxhead

Astro

Arnold

Mono Sourcil

Maliciouz

Zoltan V

Andy Dass

Cheryl Voisine

Mirabolle

M’Os Geez

Mr Crocks

One Ton

Melsa Montagne

Shane Watt


Amherst flowerpots

Over a dozen huge flowerpots were installed on Amherst between Ste-Catherine and René-Lévesque and painted by various artists a few weeks before the festival. In keeping with the purpose of this blog, I have only selected to show the works of street artists and other artists who have been known to do public events beforehand.

Une douzaine ou peut-être une quinzaine de grands pots de fleurs ont été installés sur Amherst entre Ste-Catherine et René-Lévesque et peints par divers artistes quelques semaines avant la tenue du festival. La galerie ci-dessous n’inclut que les oeuvres des artistes connus dans le monde du street art et autres artistes participant régulièrement à des événements artistiques publics.

Cryote, angle 1.

Cryote, angle 2.

Mateo, angle 1.

Mateo, angle 2.

Loopkin

Gribouilliz

IAmBatman


Club Sandwich wheatpastes

During the event, the boarded doors and windows of the Club Sandwich restaurant/hotel complex, usually covered with ad posters, were plastered with wheatpastes from various artists. Again, in keeping with the purpose of this blog, I have only selected to show the works of street artists and other artists who have been known to do public events before.

Pendant la tenue du festival, les portes et fenêtres placardées du complexe hôtelier Club Sandwich, habituellement recouvertes d’affiches publicitaires, sont devenues le canevas pour les collages d’une sélection d’artistes. La galerie ci-dessous n’inclut que les oeuvres des artistes connus dans le monde du street art et autres artistes participant régulièrement à des événements artistiques publics.

Miss Me

Labrona

Mateo

Futur Lasor Now

Mono Sourcil

Arnold

Spudbomb (left), Borrrris (right) and WhatIsAdam (far right)

WhatIsAdam

Emmanuel Laflamme

XRAY (left) and Pipsqueak (right)

Mr Crocks (left) and Tava (right)

Loopkin

Mirabolle

New street art May 2016

Here’s a photo gallery of the new street art having appeared on the streets of Montreal during May 2016. I am aware that at the time this post is published there is still one week left in the month of May, but I will be out of town on vacation for the rest of the month. Whatever else I find after I return will be added to this gallery if I know that it was done in May. The post is split into sections covering painted pieces, pasted pieces, wood-ups, stickers, and ‘other’. Graffiti done in Montreal during the same period is covered in a separate post. If you want to see new Montreal street art and graffiti as soon as I photograph it, you can follow me on Instagram.

Cet article présente les nouveautés street art apparues dans les rues de Montréal au cours du mois de mai 2016. Je suis conscient qu’il reste encore une semaine au mois de mai, mais je serai à l’extérieur de la ville en vacances jusqu’à la fin du mois. Suite à mon retour, ce que je trouverai qui aura été fait en mai sera ajouté à cette gallerie. L.article est séparé en cinq sections: oeuvres peintes, collages, oeuvres en bois (wood-ups), autocollants, et ‘autre’. Les pièces de graffiti créées au cours de la même période sont présentées dans un article à part. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres de street art ou de graffiti aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


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Waxhead and Cryote in Mile End.

Waxhead on a 3rd floor door in the Plateau.

Tchug in Rosemont.

This is another sidewalk piece by Jason Botkin ahead of the upcoming edition of Mural Festival.

Yet another sidewalk piece by Jason Botkin ahead of the upcoming edition of Mural Festival.

Ekes in Côte-des-Neiges.

Luc Bouchard and Haks in Rosemont.

HRKR on a wall of a youth centre in Rosemont.

Door 1/4 of a boxing center in Petite-Patrie, by HRKR.

Door 2/4 of a boxing center in Petite-Patrie, by HRKR.

Door 3/4 of a boxing center in Petite-Patrie, by HRKR.

Door 4/4 of a boxing center in Petite-Patrie, by HRKR.

SBU One in St-Henri.

Myshel aka MSHL in St-Henri.

Le Renard Fou at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Slick in Hochelaga.

Tava on one of 2016’s public pianos. Scroll down to the sticker section for more by Tava.

Flavor at the PSC legal graffiti wall.


wheatpastes and other paste-ups

The return of an older design by Miss Me in Mile End.

Collaboration between Lily Luciole and Swarm in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Collaboration between Lily Luciole and Swarm in Petite-Patrie.

Swarm in Petite-Patrie.

Swarm in Petite-Patrie. Variations have been found elsewhere.

Swarm and Chat Perdu in Mile End.

Very large Chat Perdu poster in Mile End

Gial in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Gial in Mile End.

Gial in the Plateau.

New variation on a previously seen design by Rey Midax. This was found in Mile End.

Le Renard Fou in the Plateau.

Labrona wheatpaste in Centre-Sud.

ROC514 in a Plateau End park.

ROC514 (top) and Flavor (bottom) in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

ROC514 and Flavor in the Plateau.

ROC514 and Flavor in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

ROC514 and Flavor in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

ROC514 and Flavor in the Plateau.

Sloast in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Sloast in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Sloast in the Plateau.

Sloast in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark, partially over an old sticker from yours truly.

Sloast in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Sloast in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Sloast in the Plateau.

Sloast in the Plateau.

Sloast in Mile End.

Girl Plague in Mile End.

National Zombi in the Plateau.

National Zombi in the Plateau, over what appears to be an old laminate of a Monet painting.

National Zombi in Mile End.

National Zombi in Plateau End.

Hellp poster in Plateau End.

Hellp poster in Plateau End.

Hellp poster on Mont Royal.

Hellp poster on Mont Royal.

Hellp poster in Plateau End.

Hellp poster in the Plateau.

Madame Gilles poster in the Plateau.

Madame Gilles poster in the Plateau.

Madame Gilles poster in the Plateau.

Madame Gilles poster in the Plateau.

Unidentified artist in Mile End.

Unidentified artist in Mile End.

Unidentified artist in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.