The Most Dedicated: An Aoteaora Graffitti Story
The first major public museum display of street art collective TMD Crew.
The first major public museum display of street art collective, TMD Crew, will be on show at The Dowse from this month. The Lower Hutt art museum presents the work of the 21 internationally acclaimed street artists in The Most Dedicated: An Aotearoa Graffiti Story.
Opening to the public on 27 March 2021, the exhibition is part of their 50th anniversary celebrations and aims to make street art accessible, providing an opportunity for the public to learn about its evolution as a contemporary art genre through the lens of Aotearoa's most prolific urban street art crew.
The Most Dedicated: An Aotearoa Graffiti Story will include artworks, audio visual displays, interactive elements and nostalgic settings from the crew's past, as well as a section dedicated to post-graffiti artwork. It opens at the same time as a four-day street art festival where the artists from TMD Crew will move out of the gallery space and onto the streets. 15 TMD Crew members will paint six large scale murals in Lower Hutt's CBD, adding to the existing impressive collection of street art around the city.
Across the exhibition at The Dowse and street art festival there will be supporting events such as art workshops, a mural walking tour and panel discussions.