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VIDEO // Gent x MTN x City of Colours Festival

City of Colours – Birmingham Street Art Festival 2014On the 6th September, Digbeth (Birmingham) , will see the City of Colours festival bring together over 100 artists, who will transform Digbeth into one of the UKs largest outdoor art galleries. The event will be a platform for promoting emerging talent alongside more established artists, with the streets being turned into a sea of colour with live painting, music, b boys and beat box battles, cinema screenings & other innovative and engaging visual art forms. Gent City of Colours Click here for more on Gent via Arty Graffarti

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INTERVIEW // Gent | 48s – ID – SDM

There has been a bit of a Gent overload here at Arty Graffarti, with the video being pushed pretty anywhere the blog can be seen. But with work like this, who can blame Melbourne for not being excited about having this visiting artist? With an exhibition literally around the corner, I sat down with the artist to discuss his beginnings, his time in Melbourne and the forthcoming show. AG: Firstly, tell us a bit about yourself, where are you from originally and where did the name Gent come from? Was it your first name or one of many? I’m originally from England’s second city, Birmingham in the West Midlands, I was born in a place called Moseley Village. It’s and old industrial city, we were big in the game at the time of the industrial revolution, but like so many cities now, the industry is all gone. It’s also the birthplace of Cadbury chocolate, HP sauce and heavy metal. There’s not much going on there at the moment though, other than stabbings, teenage pregnancies and fried chicken. No, when …