We are engaged artists, touched by the situation of the migrants in Calais wishing to organize an artistic event "Art In The Jungle" in the " New Jungle " on the occasion of the Migrant’s day , December 18th. Works will be exposed and realized on the spot with artists. We intend to organize a private view, to print invitation cards and posters, and maybe to edit then a catalog.
The art is a way as another one to act and to try to develop the way we look. This project is led with energy and passion, we are motivated by the warm welcome of the inhabitants of the Jungle. After the launch of a call for artists and the creation of a Facebook page, the positive reactions of artists and professionals of the world of art consolidate us in the idea of the feasibility of this project
New Jungle is situated in Calais, chemin des dunes. Rich with approximately 3000 inhabitants. We join Lille in 1 hour, Paris in 2:30 and London in 2:45 . Strong of its living environment of exception (school, restaurants, church, mosques), the new jungle is a tremendous ground of meetings and adventures in particular in the diversity and the mixing of the various communities. The project is opened to visual artists, architects, designers, photographers, etc., which could prove a solid, national or international artistic experience but also to the young talents. The candidates can answer individually or collectively to the call to artists. One thousand projects will be selected by a committee including artists or cultural actors, notables of New Jungle .The president will be Alpha,artist Peuhl
Follow this link to discover a video interview of the artist Alpha
Who are we?
We are mad artist(s).
We are independent artists bound by the visceral urge to try to change the lives of inhabitants of the New Jungle, bring them some "humanity" (dixit Bashir, Sudanese met last year). Each artistic intervention was a unique moment: emotions, creations
Alpha is working on a portait ordered to C.Pagny (Alphat/Basquiat)©Luccah Gouby Caron)
- We are artists present in the Jungle to animate adults / children workshops
Workshop organised by NrBb © NrBb
- We are artists living in Calais or not who regularly intervene on the spot,responding to requests from residents of the New Jungle
Catherine Ursin and her assistant Atega (Red Heart) © Nathalie Bardou
It all started in September 2014 by another project Repentir pentimento: we have made the journey in reverse, from Calais to Pozzallo, Sicily equivalent of Lampedusa to meet the migrants and those who help them.
Why carrying this project?
Because the material conditions of this "state slum" are unworthy, because the role of the artist is to DO instinctively with his heart and his guts .. because .. because .. come with us you will understand. Corine Pagny
Describe your project goal
The fund raised will be used to buy materials (painting, glue,.. ), to carry artworks, to organize the event programmed on december the 18th, to edit a catalogue, to pay the vernissage's bill, to print and send the invitation cards.