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” (colours) to express the act of joining a colour to another and, by extension, to symbolise “the meeting of colours” 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.
The ONO’U Festival took place in October 2016 in the magical islands of Tahiti and Raiatea.
The video features the work of participant artists like Adnate, Askew, Bordalo II, Cranio, Hoxxoh, Inkie, Kalouf, Kobra, Leon Keer, Marko93, Martha Cooper, Mast, Nilko, Okuda, Peeta, Phat1 & Lady Diva, Seth and many more, and let’s be honest, it’s candy for the eye.
Know for her amazing photography and short films like ‘Limitless’ featuring the work of Australian graffiti artist Sofles, Selina Miles is a 29-year-old self-taught director and editor from Brisbane who now travels and works full-time internationally specialising not only in the documentation of street art and graffiti, but also in music and advertising industry.
Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.