Outer Space in Al Qala’a was a British Council graffiti art project implemented in the community of Jabal Al Qala’a during November 2012, in partnership with 'An Urban Reflection Residency Project and Creative Jordan: Platform for Visionary Ideas Festival'.
The aim of the project was to provide a group of young Jordanian graffiti artists with the opportunity to explore different themes related to self-expression, identity, freedom, connection with the society and vision for the future, through graffiti art in public spaces.
A series of workshops were facilitated by Stik, a street artist from the UK whose distinctive, spray painted figures adorn many urban spaces in London, enabling young Jordanian artists to develop their skills and gain exposure to other artists’ techniques; both through their interaction with Stik and with each other.
The organisers hoped that these workshops would allow artists to exchange ideas and techniques with Stik and each other, gain a strong insight into the community of Jabal Al Qala’a and formulate ideas about the graffiti art they would like to create in the spaces of Jabal Al Qala’a. The resultant art work was showcased as part of Chapter One exhibition held by An Urban Reflection from 10-17 November 2012 and as part of Creative Jordan: Platform for Visionary Ideas Festival.
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