Street art is the art movement of this generation and Oi YOU! deliver Australasia’s foremost festivals celebrating it. Based in Christchurch, Oi YOU! events offer a unique international flavour, are multi faceted and feature:
The Oi YOU! Collection – the southern hemisphere’s most comprehensive collection of artworks by internationally recognised street artists, including 22 works by Banksy.
Interactive exhibitions – the foremost artists fron home and abroard bring you the most amazing internal installations
Big Walls – best local and international artists transforming our blank city walls into stunning works of art.
Art for All – a series of events and activities that encourage everyone to get directly involved.
Our vision is that Christchurch becomes a vibrant, desirable place to live, work and play and a place where tourists see jaw-dropping street art around every corner.
Oi YOU!'s first Chrischurch event was the 'RISE' festival, it opened at Canterbury Museum in late December 2013.
During its three month run over 248,000 visitors went through the Museum, smashing all previous records.
The Museum was home to 3 major exhibition spaces, 15 huge wall were painted across the city and we ran community events that thousands of Cantabrians participated in.
To find out all you need to know about the RISE Festival and the amazing artists that were involved follow the RISE links below or watch the RISE videos on our You Tube channel.
Oi YOU! ran its first street art events in 2010, our 2011 event was Nelson's main cultural festival for the Rugby World Cup and we have also delivered huge projects in both Sydney and Adelaide.
We are currently designing the world's first purpose built street art centre in partneship with the Christchurch YMCA - watch this space for more details.