Mural Harbor – Harbor Gallery, Linz, Austria

Only a few miles down the Danube, in the area of the industrial harbour, the city’s industrial heritage is remarkably combined with contemporary art. Europe’s biggest Graffiti Gallery with 2.500 m2, known as Mural Harbor, can only be found in Linz. About two hundred Graffiti, some of them of monumental size, decorate the facades of the old industrial constructions and offices at the harbor of Linz. Artists from about fifty nations transformed the docklands of Linz to an art hotspot. The project of Mural Harbour brightens up the greyish port buildings and adds another interesting and surprising experience to the city’s cultural offer.

In the harbor of Linz are a lot of huge warehouses, containers, cranes and railways. By general desire of the habitants and the workers in the area, it has been decided to pimp up the buildings. Out of that project emerged one of the biggest coherent Graffiti-Galleries in Europe. Mural Harbor already counts about two hundred Graffiti. National and international artists like Aryz, Lors, Nychos or Roa are already a big part of the gallery. The professional guides know every important thing about these artworks and after the guided tours every visitor can try to create a graffiti art piece by himself.

There are different ways to visit all the artworks in the area as for instance by boat or by foot. A professional will guide the visitors through the open-air-gallery. Every tour ends with a graffiti crash course for each guest.

Mural Harbor is a unique way to make industrial heritage accessible for the public, to connect it with contemporary art and to spark discussions. Since Linz is very much influenced by its industrial past, Mural Harbour is a great project to combine the city’s past while implementing it into present day developments. The project has achieved to valorise and upgrade the harbour area, which has not been interesting from a touristic point of view. Therefore, the preservation of old port buildings is secured.

Itineraries

MURAL BOAT (Boat-Tour & Graffiti Crash Course)

Depending on the size of the group Mural Harbor offers moderated tours by boat. The view from the boat on the graffiti pieces is really great, especially for taking photos this tour is highly recommended. And again, after the tour everyone can try to spray a graffiti by himself.

Duration: approx. 2 hours (from 3 pm to 5 pm)
Meeting place: 3.45 pm at the Mural Harbor Art Space (Industriezeile 40, 4020 Linz, 1st Floor)
Admission fee: Adult 30 €, kids 20 €
Registration required: info@muralharbor.at

MURAL WALK (Guided Walking-Tour & Graffiti Crash Course)

Taking the Mural Walk Tour, the visitors experience the impressive gallery by foot with a professional guide. After seeing all the important pieces of art, everyone can try to be a graffiti artist.

Dates: No fixed dates are offered for the spring, but individual dates for groups of 15 or more can be coordinated.
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Registration required: info@muralharbor.at

GRAFFITI MASTER CLASS (Workshop)

From a sketch to a real graffiti on a wall, this workshop is great for amateurs and graffiti-newbies. All participants receive theoretical input and are then free to give vent to their creativity. Each attendees starts with a pencil and a piece of paper and professional supervision. Then, later, the artists can spray their sketch on a wall, all by themselves.

Duration: approx. 5 hours
Admission fee: 50 €
Registration required: info@muralharbor.at

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