Wallspot presents WALL CLAIM, a new art programme that consists of inviting different artists who are part of the platform (and they've painted between 2019 and 2020) to paint an artistic intervention on the outer wall of the Centre Cultural La Farinera Del Clot in Barcelona. The motifs of the murals will be in tune with some of the International Days established by the UN. Wall Claim, thus, responds to the need to give visibility to certain social groups using art as a means and tool of social claim.
To do this, on the occasion of International Women's Day, the next 4th of March, the First Edition of this artistic programme will be held. It was important that this first mural was painted by a woman, so the selected artist has been Emily Eldridge, who paints regularly on the platform.
Emily Eldridge is an American artist and illustrator who currently lives between Barcelona and Berlin. Usually works on the theme of the female figure through illustration, street art, murals, graphic design and installations. She will be painting the mural during the 3rd and 4th of March, and the action will be accompanied by a public talk on Women and Urban Art, that will be held on the 4th of March at 6.30pm within the Casal de Joves La Traca and conducted by the artist herself and Carla Gimeno Jaria, Wallspot’s Project Manager.
For this 2020 the three editions of Wall Claim that will take place this coming March on the occasion of International Women's Day; in June, inspired by International Environment Day; and, in November, on the occasion of the International Day Against Racism. The platform provides to the selected artists with artistic fees, the materials and infrastructures needed to paint and also promotes the work done through a video interview at Wallspot communication channels (web, blog, social media, newsletter, and press).