Local Artists Turn an Old Tunisian Village into a Beautiful Mural

Local Artists Turn an Old Tunisian Village into a Beautiful Mural

Here's how to give a traditional town more appeal than it already has.
October 04, 2014 by Globeprime
in Arts | Tunisia

This is an urban design project like you don't see every day, put aside the pre-approval required in order to display something of this scale. It happened in the village of Erriadh, Tunisia, where 150 artists from 30 nations covered nearly any kind of possible surface (buildings, windows, gates, etc.) in murals with the hope of boosting tourism in the area and give the town a new appeal for its regular citizens and visitors. The results are just amazing.

The collective display is part of a street art project called Djerbahood, an open-air museum curated by the artist Mehdi Ben Cheikh and Galerie Itinerrance.

A Tunisian man walks with his children past a mural by Mexican artist Saner

A mural by British artist Phlegm peeks in a window in the village of Erriadh

A mural by German artist Dome

Tunisian women sit next to a mural by Portuguese artist Pantonio as part of 'Djerbahood.'

Saudi Arabian artist Deyaa One (C) sit in front of the wall he is decorating as part of the street art project

A mural by US artist Swoon is part of 'Djerbahood.'

Murals by Brazilian artist Tinho (L) and Portuguese artist Pantonio (C)

Mural in Tunisia

Mural in Tunisia

Mural in Tunisia

Mural in Tunisia

Mural in Tunisia

Mural in Tunisia

Credits: Mohamed Messara / EPA