Almost five decades ago a new era began and the graffiti scene emerged on the west, pinpointing it to 1971 when The New York Times released an article about an artist Taki 183, consequently triggering new bands such as New York Dolls, Suicide, Death and NEU to appear. Punk and graffiti have an obvious connection, established in Zagreb as well, with the punk rock street paying an homage to the punk legends. Adding onto that, a local graffiti artist Leon GSK is continuing with his Punk Rock Street interventions in public spaces, exhibiting 12 portraits presenting punk artists that marked music, pop culture and art.
This traveling project will stop at The Garden Brewery on Saturday, November 2nd, from 18:00 onwards, with a workshop, exhibition, charity auction and a party taking place. A special musical guest will be coming all the way from the UK; Don Letts is a DJ, musician, film-maker and a BBC Radio 6 host. Known for being The Clash videographer, directing movies such as The Punk Rock Movie, he has first hand testimonials of a punk era.MMMeniga joins him with his Punk-Reggae Fiesta vinyl set. One of the most active promoters on the Croatian scene, the man behind the PDV label, Seasplash Festival, music events, began his career playing in the bands Zero and Radikal Dub Kolektiv.Join the graffiti workshop, learn all about the history of graffiti, learn the basics of drawing, enjoy a Garden beer and make a wall! Reserve your place: firstname.lastname@example.org, limited to 15. The Garden Brewery will donate five pieces from the ‘Punks Not Dead’ exhibition to a charity auction, and all profits goest to the Desa Foundation and Jerko Bakovic Solidarity Foundation, that support poor children and young people.
Tickets are sold for 50 kn each, and all the proceeds by the exhibition’s after-party at 8:00 pm are for humanitarian purposes. After that, tickets are available for 70 kn each. Tickets are also available on sale now at Entrio.hr.