Oi You! is all about the best of Urban Art – the best from around the world, the best from around the country and the best up-and-coming.
Over the past few years Urban Art has exploded into the global consciousness and the internet has enabled it to fire the imagination of artists and fans across the world.
Not surprisingly, the most talked about artist on the planet at the moment is at the forefront of this movement:
Banksy was voted in Time Magazine’s top 100 most influential people for good reason.
He has an unerring ability to touch large portions of society with his accessible yet ingenious imagery.
He’s also responsible for spearheading the Urban Art movement; not only does he orchestrate huge group events, he’s also a massive inspiration both artistically and socially.
Here if you peel back a single layer you’ll find Urban Art at every turn. If you walk in the art rooms of schools across country you’ll see its influence splashed across every wall.
Imagine if you could see the best NZ has to offer alongside more than 20 awesome works by Banksy, all at a time when the eyes of the world are focused here during the Rugby World Cup.
That’s exactly what Oi You! is doing.
In a first for the Southern hemisphere, we’re exhibiting a major collection of the best of world Urban Art; not only Banksy but also Faile, Micallef, Os Gemeos, Swoon and heaps more will all have their talents on show alongside the pride from this part of the world.
Oi You! is about making that happen.