of Street Art Pakistan
Artists from various schools and colleges came together for the wall street art competition, to reclaim the walls of Lahore which for years have been covered with graffiti, publicising everything from love for a soulmate to hate for political parties.
The competition is an exclusive anti wall chalking campaign organised by Artistan and Message Welfare Trust, every year.
Artists and volunteers in the sixth season of the Street Art Competition, reclaimed the walls by painting them with cheerful designs aimed at bringing some happiness and pride back to the city.
SAC 2012 marked its end gloriously on the historic day of 23rd March when the Street Art Pakistan team gathered the participants of SAC III and attempted a World Record for the ‘World’s Largest Painting’ at National Hockey Stadium, Lahore. The record was broken by more than 1,500 participants from all over Punjab, painting the largest flag in the world. The attempt was completed in 7 hours and was covered by electronic and print media alike. The size of the painting was 41,000 square feet.
SAC Season IV was concluded magnificently by breaking the Guinness World Record for the ‘Largest Painting by Numbers’. With the collaboration of Government of Punjab and Master Paints at the ‘Punjab Youth Festival 2013′, 1300 participants (shortlisted from the previous events of SAC IV) made history by creating a 40,000 square feet large painting which turned out to be the ‘Largest Painting by Numbers’ in the history of the world.
The Pakistan Army has provided us with various services throughout our lives for our protection and security and for us to live in peace. Artistan, as citizens of Pakistan, wanted to give a tribute to Pakistan Army for their tireless efforts, hard works and sacrifices for Pakistan.
Artistan, in collaboration with Master Paints, painted the walls of Mehfooz Shaheed Garrison underpass as a tribute to Pak Army. The theme of the painting depicts a Timeline of Pakistan Army, covering a 100 years of 10th Division from 1914 – 2014. The painting comprises of scenes starting from World War 1, moving on to migration to Pakistan, the wars of ’65 and ’71 and com to an end on Operation Zarb-e-Azb. The murals are painted beautifully by our team and awaken a sense of patriotism to the on-lookers.
It took almost 45 days to complete this task and is the Largest Mural Painting in the World on a single theme.
SAC Season V took place as ‘Glow Graffiti Competition’, sponsored by Warid Telecom.
The shortlisted participants from phase-1 got a chance to transfer their colorful thoughts from the canvases to the barren walls altogether leaving a positive message for the society. Launched from Lahore, SAC V moved to Islamabad, Faisalabad, Multan and Gujranwala. The whole event got eminent media attention.