By John Smith • 05 May 2021 • 11:50
The jury chose the artists at Port Adriano
Credit: Aftersun Market
MORE than 70 street artists from across Spain applied to decorate large containers at the Aftersun Market to be held in Port Adriano in June.
A special committee of judges met to choose just 10 of the applicants who would be invited to create large format urban art murals measuring either three or six metres in width.
The original intent was to invite just Balearic based artists to take part, but the event has become so popular that artists from across Spain applied to take part in what is only the second event of its type to be held in Port Adriano.
Each container will host one of 30 changing local brands offering their goods for sale and the Aftersun Market will be open every weekend with brands rotating every two weeks.
The artists selected, work in a number of different of different media and although the majority opt for spray paints, there are also artists who paint freehand or prefer mixed media.
Whilst the ‘shops’ themselves will only be open at weekends, the work will turn the port into an open-air exhibition 24 hours a day (subject to any introduced curfew), every day of the week during the month of June.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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