A paint jam created as part of the Rochdale Uprising festival saw an additional 12 artists visit the town. Organised by the Urban Artistry Gallery, this was a way for people to engage with live art at a more intimate level.
Paint Jams are opportunities for artists to get together. Sometimes organised, sometimes organic the premise is just about having fun, sharing ideas and having a paint. That’s what was happening in Rochdale. This was a chance for the public to see live street art with many taking the opportunity to speak to the artists and learn about their work.
Part of a much wider series of events including tours (run by ourselves on Inspiring City) and artist talks, the paint jam was a key element of the Rochdale Uprising Festival. Twelve pieces in total were created as part of the wider programme and you can learn all about them here.
For this post though it’s just about sharing what was created as part of the paint jam. Indeed it’s also about what other art might have been created during the event. In addition to the paint jam, as often happens with these things, other artists also came to town to add their work. We hope we’ve done them some justice here.
The Paint Jam Artists
Other Street Art in Rochdale
As ever with these things you get a fair few visiting artists creating pieces around the town. A lot of the work you can just end up stumbling upon and these little creations are fun to come across.
To finish off there is this much older piece. next to the Volta Lab Studios on Kenion Street. I know next to nothing about the artist so if anyone has any information on them please let me know.
Rochdale Uprising took place over the August bank holiday weekend. The paint jam element of the festival took place on Saturday 25 August 2019. The festival was supported by Rochdale Council