As a part of the fundraising campaign for a much needed new and improved Skatepark in Wirksworth, the existing Skatepark will become a venue for a skateboarding related art exhibition. The exhibition would consist of three aspects:
An exhibition of laser engraved skateboard deck collaborations, created with local artists. These collaborations would be a process of interpreting and transforming their artistic expression into a series of complex lines, akin to the performance art of skateboarding itself. These collaborative decks will be for sale as a part of the skatepark fundraising efforts.
Wirksworth Skatepark will become a canvas during the festival, with local urban artist POSEA ILC and crew, unleashing their skills and artistic flare. We will run a parallel workshop throughout the weekend engaging participants in decorating the empty spray cans with the use of stencils, to takeaway as a souvenir.
With skateboarding premièring in the 2020 Olympic Games, at the core of the skateboarding culture is the legitimate concern it will no longer be widely considered a performing art. To promote the question and consideration of “Is skateboarding an art or a sport?”, throughout the weekend there will be a performance of different styles of skateboarding.