The Portuguese Festival WOOL is back after a 2 year “rest”, with a strong lineup and curated by Mistaker.
Covilhã’s past is closely related to wool and its industry. The city was previously known for the transformation of this raw material in its numerous factories. Apart from paying homage to that past, with this festival we want Covilhã to become an urban art centre at a national level.
WOOL – The Urban Art Festival of Covilhã, sets out to use several walls in the city as a support for interventions of urban artists, with the aim of:
– Bringing, for the first time, an event of such characteristics to an interior region of Portugal.
– Waking up the interest of the community for culture and contemporary art, specifically, for urban art.
– Providing a new aesthetic appearance to the intervened places.
– Allowing the creation of an urban art route in the city.
WOOL will have a regular event programme related to urban art. Each event will include the creation of a piece in the urban space. The public will be able to follow the process live. Apart from the intervention, the artists will also carry out parallel activities, such as workshops or talks, in order to promote direct contact between artists and citizens.
The name of the Festival is a pun between the word WOOL and its near-homophone WALL.
More information at:
WOOL | Covilhã Urban Art Festival (PT)