WOOL | Covilhã Urban Art 2020

WOOL | Covilhã Urban Art 2020

WOOL, the oldest Urban Art festival in Portugal, which emerged in 2011 as the result of a private initiative, with the clear aim of paying homage to the history and unique identity of this territory, returns to the historic center of Covilhã between the 19th to the 27th of September 2020 for its 7th edition.

This edition of WOOL arrives a little later than usual due to the current pandemic, but it returns in force with its usual programme, adapted to all needs and care given the current epidemiological situation. In this context, the activities planned for WOOL 2020 will be carried out, essentially, outdoors.

Among the guests of this 7th edition of WOOL, there are names of some of the most promising artists in urban art worldwide, with JOFRE OLIVERAS and ALBERTO MONTES. The Portuguese invited to participate in this edition are TIAGO GALO and CATARINA GLAM, who will create a set of pieces that will be installed in various places in the historic center of the city.

In this 7th edition, we will also have to highlight the debut of the documentary MARTHA: A PICTURE STORY made by Australian director Selina Miles, who records the journey of photo-journalist Martha Cooper, whose photographs taken over the last 5 decades have made her an icon of this global artistic movement.

In addition to the group of visual / plastic artists mentioned, the challenge was launched to landscape and travel photographer RUI GAIOLA, born in Covilhã, to present a large-scale photography exhibition in full public space. SERRA AO ALTO, will be the result of this challenge, which will also bring WOOL this renowned photographer for a lecture and masterclass.

With regard to the rest of the program, there will also be:

_Two workshops, one on TRAVEL AND LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY with Rui Gaiola and the other on PRINTING WITH STAMPS.

_The usual TALKS WITH ARTISTS, the best way to get to know the talents who will be at work in Covilhã

_Guided tours to all the works left in Covilhã in another edition of WOOL.

WOOL has been running for 6 editions and has over 40 interventions, all located in the heart of the historic center of Covilhã.