Upeart, a Finnish public art professional, is involved in our cultural program with the “Joy from Urban contemporary art” -project, which produces mural artworks around the Oulu area. Voting is open for the location of this year’s Oulu2026-mural!
The residents of Oulu get to propose and come up with an idea for the location of the Oulu2026mural, as well as tell memories and stories related to the residential area in question, which the artist can later use as a basis for the design of the work. Last year’s district vote was won by Rajakylä, where British artist Eloise Gillow realized the work “Turning Point”.
Voting is open until 25th of June. Vote here: Oulu2026 mural 2023
In the European capital of culture year 2026, the mural will be realized in the area of the center of Oulu. Various activities, such as art tours and competitions, will be announced for the year 2026 around the created artworks. After completion, the artworks will be transferred to the collections of the Oulu Art Museum.