Maeva! Welcome to the international festival of graffiti ONO’U in Tahiti!
First ever international graffiti event hosted in Tahiti, the ONO’U festival is created and supported by a young Polynesian company, Tahiti New Generation, specialized in the creation and production of international artistic and cultural events.
The name of the festival, “ONO’U”, is inspired by the fusion of two Tahitian words “ONO” (the act of joining one thing to another) and “U” (colors) to express the act of joining a color to another and, by extension, to symbolize “the meeting of colors” in Tahiti through the art of graffiti.
The festival primarily aims to become a major international rendez-vous for urban contemporary art located in the heart of the South Pacific Ocean.
For its first edition, ONO’U will gather over forty international graffiti writers coming from around world (France, England, Australia, Chile, Denmark, USA, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand…) alongside local graffiti writers.
Among this group of artists, some of today’s living legends of the graffiti worldwide scene will be especially traveling to the mythical island of Tahiti to create amazing wall murals and unique frescoes.
For this week-long celebration of graffiti art, colors and creativity, over 1500 sqm of walls will be installed and painted by day and by night on the iconic site of Place Toata, facing the harbor of Papeete and magical island of Moorea.