POW! WOW! Daily episode 7, ft. Vandals On Holidays

In the seventh episode of POW! WOW! Daily we visit Vandals On Holidays, who took all week in Hefpark to transform the giant Skateland truck. His typical and cheerful but still hardcore style comes out perfectly on that big canvas as well. He feels it’s important to represent graffiti substantially during POW! WOW! Rotterdam and everywhere. He states that illegal graffiti should not necessarily be seen as such: “You don’t break anything, you don’t hurt anyone and it’s not gangster. You just make something beautiful.” We can’t do nothing but agree with him.

In addition, we see previews of the completed murals at Skateland, and that Ox-Alien has been even busier this week than just painting his biggest wall ever. And also, cameraman Eddie Contento stopped by the BMX track at Hefpark, where the dumbriders gave a sick demo. What a vibe, and then the last day was yet to begin!

Closing day, featuring VANS & CANS from 12 to 8 PM!

While all the walls of our 2021 edition can be found in Feijenoord, between Hefpark and Mallegatpark, today we are taking over yet another park. VANS & CANS takes place today, Sunday 12 September in the Afrikaanderpark on the Afrikaanderplein. Opening hours: 12:00 – 20:00. Come along to see the artists paint the vehicles live.

Music is curated by Het Hiphop Journaal; Dutch hip hop, with an extra strong focus on Rotterdam, of course!

As we follow the covid-19 measures, we don’t have many food or drink options available. VANS & CANS 2021 therefore, will be a walk trough-event.

Come to see some unique artworks AND to check out the last items of our 2021 merch collection, which will be sold at the giant painted truck by VANDALS ON HOLIDAYS!

Cheers and see you this afternoon!

POW! WOW! Daily episode 6, ft. HALFSTUDIO & Anna T-Iron

Everyday during this week, Rauwkost Collective offers you a behind-the-scenes look at POW WOW! Rotterdam. In our daily journal ‘POW! WOW! Daily’, we capture the atmosphere in Feijenoord, while the artists are busy with their murals.

In today’s episode, we travel through the Feijenoord district to visit Emanuel Barreira, who’s one half of Halfstudio. He’s painting at the most southern corner of Oranjeboomstraat, making a mural with the most important word in history of words: love. Despite to the current times we’re living in right now, full of growing hate, he will continue spreading the love; all the way from Portugal to Rotterdam!

At the north end of the neighborhood, the Hamburg based artist Anna T-Iron can be found painting a long and high mural. “Your ego is not your amigo”, it says. With that message, she wants to remember the people that life could be easy if you want it. Don’t think that you need to reach the level other people are expecting from you; just go with the flow and be you. In your own tempo, with your own goals.