THE WORLD’S LEADING STREET ART PROJECT FOR SENIORS LANDS IN ABERDEEN
As part of this year’s festival, Nuart Aberdeen teamed up with Portuguese curator Lara Seixo Rodrigues to present a series of workshops aimed at the over 65’s. Lara is the founder of the world renowned LATA 65 project. A unique groundbreaking street art project for seniors that has been emulated the world over.
Lara is also the curator for Wool Street Art Festival, a Portugese street art festival established in 2011 and a long time friend of the Nuart Family.
At the core of Nuart is a desire to see city walls hosting ground breaking street art but also to see communities engaged as active participants and creators, not just passive observers. Through her own work in Lisbon, Lara discovered there was a much more diverse and wide ranging group of citizens appreciating street art and decided to offer them the same opportunities normally reserved for younger participants. The result is the ‘LATA 65′ project and series of workshops – Young at Art.
Graffiti and street art have both often served to deepen the rift of misunderstanding between young and old, LATA 65 works to destroy old stereotypes and turn senior citizens into genuine street artists by providing them with spray cans, masks and gloves and hands on tutorials before finding them free spots in the city to tag up and paint!