Eyes

Stephen Juba Park

Waterfront Drive and Bannatyne Avenue

Winnipeg, MB

Interdisciplinary

Sculpture

Visual arts

Design

Digital & new media

Filthy Luker and Pedro Estrellas turn their playful ideas into seriously large sculptures as some kind of personal vendetta against the mundane confines of the city in a heroic effort to make the world a brighter, more surreal place for us all. They are driven by their passion for innovative design, public art and mischievous intervention. The duo have time and again proven to be pioneers in the inflatable medium as well as carving themselves a unique niche in the international Street Art movement with their larger than life sculptures and anarchic humour. Their pop-up installations never fail to turn heads, raise smiles and create epic scenes that shifts the mundane towards the surreal, the sublime and often the downright ridiculous. Follow for more details: @wac_publicart @winnipegartscouncil #WACpublicart @nbwpg #nbwpg @filthyluker @pedroestrellas #filthyluker #pedroestrellas

This event is free.

Created by Filthy Luker and Pedro Estellas

Presented by Winnipeg Arts Council

Fri Sep 27
Sat Sep 28
Sun Sep 29

Sat 6:00 PM to Sun 12:00 AM

Organized by

Filthy Luker, Pedro Estellas, Winnipeg Arts Council & NBW

Designer Pete Hamilton AKA Pedro Estrellas began making inflatable sculptures from scrap hot-air balloon material in 1994. Realizing that he was on to something special he immersed himself in the medium and created a series of spiky sculptures that could be hung up at events. His fascinating geometric creations, in particular his self-illuminating stars made Pete’s company, Star Virus an overnight sensation in the emerging international night-club scene of the era. Artist Luke Egan AKA Filthy Luker happened to be creating prints and mixed media sculptures in the same open-plan workshop as Pete in 1996. Attracted by the magic of the medium and with previous experience in sewing and textiles, Luke was invited to collaborate and within a couple of months was designing his own sculptures. Using only maths, geometry and an artistic eye to design their patterns, the duo meticulously stitched their own sculptures on industrial sewing machines and installed them at the events too. The pieces were made with passion, excitement and an ever-deepening understanding of the inflatable medium. Over the years they mastered their craft through their prolific creativity, honing their techniques and skills.

This event is part of a hub:

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg

Organized by Nuit Blanche Winnipeg

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is a free all-night exploration and celebration of contemporary art that takes place on the Saturday of the Culture Days weekend from dusk to dawn, produced by Culture Days Manitoba and the Winnipeg Arts Council. The e...

Location

Waterfront Drive and Bannatyne Avenue

Winnipeg, MB

Event Contact

tamara rae biebrich

Language

English