GOING FOR GOLDIE!

 

‘URBAN IN IBIZA’ IS BACK FOR AN OLYMPIC EDITION OF STREET ART


The island’s prestigious urban art event takes place on Thurs 9th Aug, whilst the exhibition runs from 5th – 31st August in Atzaró, Ibiza

Graffiti master/drum n bass pioneer Goldie amongst artists confirmed to attend

Music and fashion once again playing a major role in the annual showcase

IBIZA, 30th July, 2012 (FIX Ibiza).- In the four short years of URBAN IN IBIZA’S existence, there is no denying that it has already grown to become one of the key events on the Ibiza Calendar, drawing hundreds of urban and street art lovers to the most talked about rural hotel on the island- Atzaró, in the glorious hills of Sant Joan.

The brainchild of entrepreneur, gallerist and general gent about town, Paul Dizzi Saunders, this year’s main event takes place on 9th August, although the exhibition runs from 5th– 31st August in the AtzaróGallery in the north of the island of Ibiza.

Never one to shy away from hard work, this year Saunders has put together an unmatched selection of international street artists, bringing them together under the one umbrella- or should that be parasol- of Urban in Ibiza 4.

This year’s showcase can only merit even more applause with the star turn of URBAN IN IBIZA 2012 confirmed as acclaimed artist/drum & bass pioneer/actor/general genius GOLDIE, who will be, for the first time, at the event in person alongside his work in the grounds of the Sant Joan rural hotel.

Goldie, named in the BBC’s list of New Elizabethans — the 60 Britons who have ‘illuminated’ the Queen of England’s reign since her coronation in 1953, recently unveiled a stunning portrait of the Queen for her Diamond Jubilee, and in an exclusive Ibiza moment, the piece will be on show when Goldie makes his first appearance at Urban in Ibiza, with a limited numbers of prints for sale.

Goldie had this to say on the whole thing, “It’s gonna be fantastic to return to the white rock as an artistic exhibiting at Urban in Ibiza and DJing at an intimate after party. It’s gonna be that special, I’m leaving my UK Olympic show in London for the private view and then flying to New York straight after the after-party! Peace…”

Alongside him and keeping with the Jubilee theme, AGENT PROVOCATEUR is back at Urban, with amongst his exhibition pieces, another reference to dear old Majesty in her diamond years.

But it’s not just all about the red white and blue. Irish by origin, artist by choice, the creator of last year’s URBAN IN IBIZA live painting, FIN DAC is back for more, having recently completed a graffiti tour of Colombia swiftly followed by a commission at the Olympic Village for London 2012.

From the depths of Facebook, the had this to say about his return to the island- “After showing my work at the first 2 Urban In Ibiza events, I was thrilled last year to be able to attend in person, paint live and soak up the atmosphere and energy of, what is now, an iconic Ibizan event. That said, as good as last year was, I think this year is going to be utterly off-the-hook… and I for one am not going to miss it.”

Just two corkin’ examples of a long list of international artists whose work will be on show at Urban in Ibiza 2012…oh! And did we mention BANKSY?! It’s a big up and a bit of a coup for the organisers of Urban this year, with some of the works of illustrious graffiti artist/political activist/film director/painter, Banksy, showing in the exhibition for the first time.

Over the past years, Urban in Ibiza has become the reference for graffiti/street/art on the island, and bearing in mind that this is an island of EDM, that’s quite an achievement. Highlights over the last years include a live performance from Roots Manuva, fashion from Dirty Pretty Things and a list of artists that, to the trained eye, can only be heralded as magnificent- Inkie, David Walker, Ben Slow, K Guy and Shoe amongst them.

The full line up for 2012 Urban in Ibiza Gallery: GOLDIE, BANKSY, DAVID WALKER, INKIE, CHRIS BRACEY, FIN DAC, K-GUY, MAU MAU, SCHOONY, REMI ROUGHE, BEN ALLEN, PURE EVIL, CALM & COLLECTED, COPYRIGHT, LILLIWEN, KID ACNE, KASHINK, WILL BARRAS, RYCA, BEN SLOW, CHU, STEFF PLAETZ, ZEUS, MYSTERIOUS AL, CEPT, NICK WALKER, MILO, AGENT PROVOCATEUR, FLORENCE BLANCHARD, SECRET MONKEY, OTTO SCHNADE, ROWAN NEWTON, MR.TRAZO, CHRISTIAN HORNSLEF, RICHARD ZARZI, MASAI, ZINA, CHEBA & GONNY VAN HULST, PINO

Saunders had this to say on the upcoming show, “Something tells me this edition will be the best yet – everyone is very charged up and excited about it. It really will be an attack on all the senses and definitely a night to remember; it’s great that the exhibition stays up until the end of the month, giving people a chance to come and take it all in properly.”

Apart from the art, fashion and music also make up a substantial part of the annual event. This year, the catwalk belongs to MADAME V, KASHCA and HAZEL CROWNEY whilst as far as the soundtrack is concerned, it’s another stonkin’ combination of live music and DJs, the combination of which, if previous years are anything to go by, will surely keep the party on its dancing feet long into the wee small hours. Already confirmed on the live side of things, BUGGSY, SHOVELL, DOGZ OR GODZ, CARPETFACE & ILLITERATE and HOT ICE are pleased to serve the Urban in Ibiza crowd.

As far as the DJs on the night are concerned, it’s yet another first for the Urban in Ibiza, with the confirmation of All Saints’ MEL BLATT making her DJing debut at the do. SAMIR and DJ YUNIQ will join Blatt, who recently became a full-time resident of the island. Between the three of them, expect only quality tuneage- an eclectic selection that hs hip hop as its staple and everything else as the compliments.

All that and much more, taking place in and around the grounds of one of the island’s most breathtaking rural hotels, hidden in the north of Ibiza and a work of art itself- Atzaro- the perfect canvas for Urban in Ibiza 2012.

 

URBAN IN IBIZA 4
5TH– 31ST AUGUST
MAIN EVENT
, THURSDAY 9TH AUGUST 8PM TIL LATE
http://www.urbaninibiza.com/
ATZARÓ – CRTA SANT JOAN, KM 15

 

URBAN EVER AFTER

As URBAN IN IBIZA at Atzaro draws to a close, those in the know are invited to regroup at renowned lounge bar/restaurant AURA for a rather exclusive end to the night. Apart from a DJ set from GOLDIE (!) (this doesn’t happen very often, folks..), Mr Brandon Block will also be playing his part in making this one after show to remember. If past years are anything to go by, Aura is the perfect location for a perfect end to Urban in Ibiza 4.

AURA – Ctra San Juan KM 13.5
Free Entry!
http://www.facebook.com/events/264061073698854/

 

 

More info
Jillian Canney/ FIX PR / e:
fixibiza.is.jill@gmail.com / t: +34 645 90 90 98

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5 Comments

  1. linaniata replied:

    Check my art out on my Fb page Linda Grandin or lindagrandin.com My brottas club in Stockholm Trädgården could really be a place in Stickholm to invite sime streeters. I did the first wallpaintings in my brothers popular nightclub Trösgården back in the summerclubs first year in Stockholm 2002. Kom and like me please and suport girls with borderline diagnoses. Love from Stockholm Linda Grandin

    • FIX Ibiza replied:

      Thanks for the message, Linda! We’re gonna look you up on FB! X

    • FIX Ibiza replied:

      hey Linda! thanks for the message.. I’ve tried to get you on facebok but there are a lot of Linda Grandins on there.. can you send me your email. I’d love to chat to you about this! x

  2. Brooke replied:

    I used to be able to find goiod ino from your blog articles.

    • CAN FIX PR & EVENTS replied:

      HellO! Sorry we are not as active at the moment, I am on maternity leave but hope to be back soon with lots more new info for you..

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