We (UrbanCanvas) are currently seeking funds to run the 2nd James Carling Pavement Art Competition in Bold Street. The 1st competition was held in 2008 and was envisaged as an annual event……due to work pressures last year we couldn’t physically organise the thing but this year we are determined by hook or by crook to make it happen….for us it was one of the highlights of our European Capital of Culture Year 2008.
You can watch our excellent mini (14 minutes) documentary produced by Tennentspin here
The competition is open to any artist, professional or amateur and is the only one of its kind in the UK. Pavement painting (Screeving) is big in parts of Europe, north & south America and the far east but has never really taken off in the UK possibly due to our climate 🙂
But a bit of rain doesn’t stop us….you can see our web page from 2008 here
and if your interested in taking part or sponsoring the event in any way you can email me at email@example.com and don’t forget to bookmark the James Carling page for further updates 🙂
We are planning to hold the 2nd competition this Spring or Autumn……..It’s great fun taking part; a memorable & prestigious event with plenty of press coverage and the promise of follow-up commissions…….join us why dontcha 😉
by the way…..the 1st James Carling competition will be featured in the Creative City exhibition in 2011 at the new museum of Liverpool Life