“Sola is a master of light painting and one of the worlds best light graffiti artists”
Curated Place invited Sola to Bury to reimagine the public spaces of the town by working with young people's mentoring project BAM Creatives. Capturing the town's spaces in his signature style, whilst training BAM creatives in his techniques of light painting and urban interpretation. The final images were showcased in industrial light boxes around Gallipoli Garden.
Sola has a background in fine art, street art, and has been a professional photographer and light artist for 15 years, working on projects that range from community and arts projects (Lightfest Birmingham, City of Colours, Yourope Festival) to worldwide advertising campaigns (including Harvey Nichols and Nike).
BAM Creatives is a new initiative from Bury Art Museum (BAM) for 16-22 year olds. Whether it’s mentoring sessions; practical workshops; meeting professional artists; or the chance to organise an event, exhibition or performance – the BAM Creatives project can support young people to make it happen.