Nando’s Art Initiative 2015 Live Graffiti Competition

Nando’s Art Initiative 2015, Live Graffiti Competition, Avenue K, Nando's, Graffiti Jam

Here are the top 10 graffiti artistes that had exhibited impeccable talent, made their way to the final round of the Nando’s Art Initiative 2015 competition at the rooftop of Avenue K. Each participant brings their A-game to the canvases as they immortalized their rendition of ‘Your Art. Your Story’ through vivid imagery and letters. The top 10 finalists that were shortlisted consisted of four college/university students and six young artists who pursue Graffiti as a passion and a career.


Nando’s Art Initiative 2015, Live Graffiti Competition, Avenue K, Nando's, Graffiti Jam

This year Nando’s held a live Graffiti Jam in order to better evaluate the artistic skill required to produce each individual masterpiece. These aerosol artistes are all highly motivated with the desire to create, not destroy.

Nando’s Art Initiative 2015, Live Graffiti Competition, Avenue K, Nando's, Graffiti Jam

The battle, which kicked off at sundown involved judges, Ian Cruddas, CEO of Nando’s Malaysia, Kenji Chai a formidable name in the Graffiti Art scene, Syed Nabil, Chief Advisor for Nando’s Art Initiative and the Godfather of Street Art himself, Phobia a.k.a. Bee along with hard-core partisans from the scene.

Nando’s Art Initiative 2015, Live Graffiti Competition, Avenue K, Nando's, Graffiti Jam, KLCC
Nando’s Art Initiative 2015 Graffiti Jam @ Rooftop, Avenue K

During the event we also got to try our hand at Graffiti under the tutelage of renowned Graffiti artist, Kenji Chai and last year’s winners of Nando’s Art Initiative Graffiti category, Lok Chern a.k.a Cloakwork and Edmund Yew a.k.a Nestwo.

Nando’s Art Initiative 2015, Live Graffiti Competition, Avenue K, Nando's, Graffiti Jam
Nando’s Art Initiative 2015 Top 4 Graffiti finalists

Chong Hong Shi with her artwork entitled “Courage”; Amirul Shah Bin Mumfahir with his colourful piece entitled “Fusion”; Nurul Syakirah Saparudin with an artwork inspired by her daughter entitled “Eating Celna” and Mohd Zulfadli bin Ahmad Nawawi were the Nando’s Art Initiative top 4 Graffiti finalists. Mohd Zulfadli definitely satisfied his need for ‘more’ as he was also the ‘Media Favourite’ for the night with his artwork entitled “I Need More”.

Nando’s Art Initiative 2015, Live Graffiti Competition, Avenue K, Nando's, Graffiti Jam

To find out who among these four talented artists will be the Graffiti Grand Prize Winner, be sure to join the Nando’s Art Initiative 2015 Grand Finale on 27th May at Publika. The Nando’s Art Initiative 2015 Grand Finale is more than just a prize giving ceremony for the Fine Art, Digital Art and Graffiti/Street Art category. There will also be an exhibition running from 27th May until 7th June for the artworks that were submitted for this year’s competition.

At the Grand Finale, Nando’s will be giving away prizes worth up to RM85,000 following the categories below. The fiery prizes up for grabs include:

Fine art and digital art categories:
• Grand prize – Fully sponsored solo exhibition, RM5,000 cash and Nando’s vouchers worth RM500 
• 1st runner up – RM3,000 cash, Nando’s vouchers worth RM500 
• 2nd runner up – RM2,000 cash, Nando’s vouchers worth RM500 
• Consolation prize (x3) – RM1,000 cash, Nando’s vouchers worth RM500

Graffiti / street art category:
• Grand prize – RM5,000 cash, Nando’s vouchers worth RM500
• Consolation prize (x3) – RM2,000 cash, Nando’s vouchers worth RM500

For more information about Nando’s Art Initiative 2015, please visit www.nandos.com.my/artinitiative

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