WINNER OF GRAFFITI WITHOUT GRAVITY ANNOUNCED
So it’s official. The Winner of the European Space Agency Street Art competition was announced at the space exploration and technical research center in The Hague, Holland on the 11th June.
And the winner is….Yes, We are delighted to announce that Teddybots creator and founder Shane Sutton as the Winner of the competition. Shanes work tells us a story about an Astronaut trying to thread a needle while some gas escapes a little hole in the suit. The Black and White painting was picked in the jury top 3 and later went to win the public vote on Instagram.
The Winner: 200x200cm canvas with acrylic and spray paint.
Whats next? Well, the winner of the competition will work with the Space Agency in the next months as they prepare to get ready for a Zero Gravity flight in March 2018. The trip will fly from Bordeaux in France onboard an Airbus A300 for the parabolic flight and this is where Shane will get to experience Zero Gravity and weightlessness.
While floating in Zero-G, Shane will also be trying to either make a piece of art or sign a limited number of high-quality prints of the artwork. This will be a once in a lifetime experience and we are delighted to be part of this adventure. Over the next months, we will be letting you know more about the project and sharing what we learn.
Astronaut Tim Peak (UK) with the winning painting at the European Space Agency, The Hague. (Photo credit ISU Space Studies Program)
The European Space Agency (ESA) and Novespace, subsidiary of CNES, offered a weightless experience to 8 disable kids, with the help of the association organizing the “Rêves de Gosse” (Kids’ dreams) event.
The kids came from five ESA member states – UK, France, Germany, Belgium, and Italy – and boarded the converted Airbus A310 Zero G in Bordeaux, France on 24 August as part of this “Kid’s Weightless Dreams” flight. True weightlessness is produced in the large cabin area of this aircraft during repetitive parabolic maneuvers, as in the Air Zero G flights operated by Novespace
A Little about the Hague Street Art
The Competition was run with local Artists The Hague Street Art who work around the Hague using Street Art to regenerate Urban and business Areas. They also do a lot of local workshops with the local council and community groups doing workshop days and generally teaching local residents and tourists about the positive sides of Streer art around the city.
To see other entries at the competition check out the link here:
A painting holiday
With a few days to spare in the Hague Shane also got to paint one of his signature Astronauts in the Teleport hotel. This work, Spacer with the Rubix cube was a collaboration with French artist Darry Perier, The Hague Street Art and The Teleport Hotel in the Hague.