Colourful Painted Slums

Local nameColourful Painted Slums
LocationBotafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Favela Painting is the name of a series of community artwork in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil painted by Dutch artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn with the help of local people. Firmeza Foundation, an organization based in Netherlands runs the project. The project is mainly funded by grants and donations and the main idea is to collaborate with the local people to create community artwork.Three artworks have been completed under Favela Painting as of 2013. The first artwork in the project, "Boy with Kite" was completed in 2006 followed by the completion of the second artwork in 2008 – both painted in Vila Cruzeiro, a slum in Rio de Janeiro. In 2010, the duo painted murals over 7,000 square meters of public square in the Santa Marta. The ultimate goal of the artists is to paint an entire hillside favela in the center of Rio. Haas&Hahn have plans to return to Brazil to do further work under the Favela Painting project.

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Address Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Coordinates -22°56'51" N -43°11'38" E

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