Monthly Archives: April 2007

The Graffiti Question

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Ottawa is in the middle of a serious debate over graffiti. 

A new bylaw is being written up with some strict new measures, including a zero tolerance zone, fines for property owners who fail to remove graffiti, and immediate fines for anyone caught graffing or tagging.  As Ottawa’s only legal graffiti wall the House of PainT is caught in the middle of this and is under threat of extinction.  Check out these articles for more information:

  • 2007 – April 27 – Ottawa Sun – Drawing out her anger: Victim rips city’s graffiti strategy  http://www.ottawasun.com/News/OttawaAndRegion/2007/04/27/4133770-sun.html

  • 2007 – April 27 – Ottawa Sun – Councillor goes to walls http://www.ottawasun.com/News/OttawaAndRegion/2007/04/27/4133769-sun.html

  • Mike Young Blog – http://www.ravensview.ca/ravens/2007/02/legal_graffiti_.html

  • 2007 – Ottawa – City Journal – City graffiti strategy has some seeing red: http://www.cityjournal.ca/v4/article-91882-City-graffiti-strategy-has-some-seeing-red.html

  • 2006 – Ottawa – City Journal – Graffiti artists seek new, legal walls: https://houseofpaint.files.wordpress.com/2007/04/city-journal-article.pdf 

  • 2007 – Ottawa – City Journal – City graffiti strategy has some seeing red: http://www.cityjournal.ca/v4/article-91882-City-graffiti-strategy-has-some-seeing-red.html

  • 2006 – Ottawa – City Journal – Graffiti artists seek new, legal walls: https://houseofpaint.files.wordpress.com/2007/04/city-journal-article.pdf

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    New Pics Posted

    House of PainT 2006 - photo by thisiskris 

    Just posted a whole bunch of links to flickr sites with House of PainT pictures.

     Check out the Pictures and Videos section for them!

    2006 Press Release

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    HoP 2006 was our best yet, but we’ll top it this year!  Check out the press release here: house-of-paint-aug-5-2006-press-release.pdf

    HoP 2005 Press Release

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    The Urban Collective aka the House of PainT Collective skipped a year, so the next House of PainT festival was in September 2005.  Check out the press release here:  house-of-paint-press-release-2005.pdf

    HoP 2003 Press Release

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    House of Pain became House of PainT in September 2003 – Ottawa’s only legal graf wall and the first ever House of PainT event.  Check out the first press release here: house-of-paint-press-release-wt-image-and-city.pdf

    Legal Walls – 2006

    City Journal – Dec. 2007 – Graffiti artists seek new, legal canvas

    We ah run tings

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    And Sabra raised her had and said: Let House of PainT have a website! 

      

    So we do!  Welcome!