In the northernmost reaches of Norway lies a small coastal fishing village named Vardø. For the past 20 years, residents have been leaving the village, decreasing the population from 4000 to 2000. Over the past few weeks, a group of internationally acclaimed artists have been visiting the town to paint murals in a hope to breathe some life back into the abandoned buildings and homes that have been left vacant by residents moving away. The concept for the event came from the mind of a man named Pøbel, who spent the past year tying up all the loose ends and curating the festival.

Photos courtesy of Ian Cox and HuskMitNavn

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