Red Bull Wreckers Yard is taking street art culture from dark back alleys and the train tracks to the people. The best graff artists across Australia and New Zealand have been hand-picked to showcase their creative skill in a legit location.
This unique competition consists of a seven city qualifiers: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Auckland and Wellington. Each qualifier will host eight of the best graff artists from that region to battle it out against one another, displaying their artistic flair, whilst spraying against the clock.
Artists will be provided with just a blank canvas and cans of spray paint to do their thing. Each round will be based on a theme, given to the competitors a minute out from the start of the round. Some examples of themes could include >greed, lust, nature, fear or freedom . The artists will then have to spray according to the theme.
As the rounds go on, the time limit increases, but the canvas size gets smaller, pushing the boundaries of creativity. The judging criteria include creativity, style and theme interpretation.
The winners from each of the seven qualifiers will score themselves cool prize pack including Skullcandy and G-Shock gear and a trip to Melbourne, to compete in the Red Bull Wreckers Yard Trans Tasman Final!
The finalists will go head-to-head to determine Australia and New Zealand’s best graff artist. The winner will take home $1,000 of cold, hard, cash, the chance to design a set of limited edition Skullcandy headphones and the opportunity to graff part of the Red Bull HQ office in Sydney.
Red Bull Wreckers Yard will be hitting Brisbane City at Bar Soma, Fortitude Valley, on Thursday 9 June from 7pm. Come down and check out all the action! Entry is free.
Melbourne – 21 May, 2011 – 7pm
1000 Pound Bend
361 Little Lonsdale Street
Wellington – 21 May, 2011 – 7pm
101 Ghuznee Street
Auckland – 28th May, 2011 – 7pm
498 New North Road
Perth – 3rd June, 2011 – 9:30pm
233 James Street
Adelaide – 4th June, 2011 – 8pm
The Old Exchange
235 Grenfell Street
Brisbane – 9th June, 2011 – 7pm
4/22 Constance Street
Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.
Sydney – 16th June, 2011 – 7pm
The Courthouse Hotel
202 Australia Street,
TRANS TASMAN FINAL:
Melbourne – 25th June, 2011 – 7pm
The Evelyn Hotel
351 Brunswick Street