Well 2016 certainly started with a bang for Hopper! 

 

And it's turning out to be a year none of us will ever forget...

 

We're excited to be working on some really impactful projects this year:

 

Are We There Yet? 

A Day Trip to Banksy's Dismaland & Other Stories

 

BOOK/ TOURING EXHIBITION

 

We are working with artist Barry Cawston on a book and exhibition of his recent documentary photographs of Banksy's Dismaland and Weston Super Mare. More here:

 

Also see our comment  for BBC (September 2015) on the impact of Banksy's Dismaland.

 

 
'Exodus' by Barry Cawston, Banksy's Dismaland 2015

Kiss of Death

 

COMMISSIONED MURAL

 

In June 2016, We Are Europe asked us to source a respected grafitti crew for a mural, to be a lynchpin image for their campaign. We chose the uber-talented Paintsmiths who we have worked with in the past. This amazing 15' high mural and viral, international coverage, has received more than 900,000,000 online hits. 

 

The image, entitled 'Kiss of Death' is a take-off of the famous 1990 Berlin wall mural by Dmitri Vrubel depicting Leonid Brezhnev and Erich Honecker in a fraternal embrace, captured in a photo taken during the 30th anniversary celebrations of the foundation of the German Democratic Republic in 1979.

 

In July 2016, the Kiss of Death image was taken up by the media again when new PM Theresa May made Boris Johnson the UK's Foreign Secretary.

 

 

'Kiss of Death', June 2016 by The Paintsmiths, Bristol

Young Investors

 

EVENTS SERIES

 

What does future financial security look like for young people today? How can the investment and finance world engage effectively with a demographic that thinks and acts so differently?

 

The Hopper crew has proposed a series of groundbreaking events... Find out more here.

 

 

Peter Durand, themonthly.com.au
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