FOR THE FIRST TIME, AN INTERNATIONAL STREET ART FESTIVAL IS BEING HELD IN THE SWEDISH COUNTRYSIDE!
The spark which led to Street Art Österlen was the positive response of the public to the mural “At Arm’s Length”, painted by Carolina Falkholt on a gable wall in the centre of Simrishamn over a period of three days in July, 2014. The creation of the mural was curated by Mia Gröndahl and filmed by Neta Norrmo, with the support of the Österlen Museum of local history, Simrishamn Municipal Authority, the owner of the building used, and local businesses.
When the mural proved such a success, we – the organising team behind Street Art Österlen, listed below – looked at each other and said: “Why stop at a single painting? Why not spread colour over the whole of Österlen?!”