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Your Chance to Graffiti Canary Wharf

Calling all Street Artists: Enter our competition for your chance to leave your mark at Canary Wharf, and win £4000 in the process.

Art by Oliver Shaw
Wall art by Oliver Shaw

We’re looking for a Graffiti/ Street artist to fill a huge space (over 28m2) in our new site in Canary Wharf, opening October 2009.  Both street artists Oliver Shaw and Nuria, whose work was exhibited at the Tate Modern last year have worked with Wahaca in the past and we are looking for an equally exciting artist to take over our site and leave their mark.

Wahaca commissions site-specific pieces focusing on street and environmental art and is willing to pay up to £4,000 for this next commission (excluding materials).

How do I get involved??

We need to see a piece of your work that shows how you think your style would fit with Wahaca.  If you want to see the previous commissions, visit our site in Covent Garden (66 Chandos Place, WC2N 4HG) or White City (Westfield, Southern Terrace, W12 7GB) to get a feel for what Wahaca is about.

We will post all the entries onto the blog and ask readers to judge their favourite.  All entries must be submitted by the 23rd August and a winner will be announced at the beginning of September.  Site visits of the new Canary Wharf Wahaca can then be arranged with installation expected mid October.  The artists work will also feature in our Wahaca paper OLA London of which 30,000 are printed and distributed as well as appear in materials/ websites associated with the competition and Wahaca.

To enter email loswahacos@wahaca.co.uk with a picture of your work that best describes your style and please attach in no more than a 100 words an overview of what inspires you as well as any website or further useful information about you.  If you have further questions please call Mark on 07748148323.

For t’s and c’s please email loswahacos@wahaca.co.uk