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    On Friday May 8th, the Oakland Museum of California will be holding a short screening of the footage from Maya Gurantz and Ellen Sebastian Chang’s A Hole in Space, followed by a public conversation about the project, as part of The Oakland Museum of California’s special exhibition, Who is Oakland–and their Friday Nights at… Read More»

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    The Great Wall of Oakland seeks two teaching artists to work with 2nd-5th grade students at Melrose Leadership Academy, a diverse dual language school in East Oakland. Artists and students will work together to produce short films or new media works to be projected at 100×100′ scale on The Wall in May.

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    Our Oakland Super 8 workshops are in full swing! We’ve just added a one day filmmaking challenge on November 22 @ ProArts. Scholarship are available – Learn more!                                           

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    Learn to make a film, borrow a camera, and have it screened on the Wall!

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    The Oakland Symphony and The Wall are partnering to simulcast live on the Wall on November 7th. More details coming soon!

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    Follow the works and lives of some of the Bay Area’s most famous graffiti artists

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    On the first Friday night of each month, a large wall of an Oakland office complex morphs into an outdoor theater.

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    Or, share a holiday message with Oakland? Now is your chance!

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    The first ever large-scale film festival just for Bay Area Youth, BAY FLICKS, will be screened the Great Wall of Oakland, beginning at 7pm.

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    Join the Wall’s resident aerial dance troupe, Bandaloop, for a FREE performance of body music.

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    For the third year in a row, the Great Wall presents”About Oakland, By Oakland,” a juried screening of the best short films made my our talented neighbors. Here are the finalists: Kate Klingbeil – “Osaka” Nicholas Carter – “Fos” Jason Jakaitis – “Limitations” Trevor Parham – “Town Business: Gregorio de… Read More»

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      All short filmmakers and video artists living or working in Oakland are highly encouraged to submit a recent short film (under 7 min.) to the 3rd Annual “About Oakland, By Oakland” screening on the Great Wall of Oakland!  The goal is to screen as many local artists’ works as… Read More»

  • Past Shows

    For the October first Friday, the Great Wall, in collaboration with Chabot Space and Science Center, is bringing you the most exciting videos of Outer Space ever created. It will be like a visit to Chabot’s planetarium, but outdoors on a 100×100′ urban canvas.  Come be mesmerized!

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    Have you ever wanted to see your art on the 100′ urban canvas that is the Great Wall of Oakland? Now is your chance! The Great Wall has partnered with the Oakland Museum of California with generous support from the Black Rock Arts Foundation to bring you the Oakland Rover,… Read More»

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    You may have noticed that the Great Wall of Oakland has been a little quiet since the OakCatVidFest benefiting the East Bay SPCA May 11, 2013 when we projected 70-minutes of cats the size of Godzilla onto the Wall. We’d like to thank everyone who came, all of our community partners… Read More»

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    The Great Wall of Oakland will host the Oakland Internet Cat Video Festival benefiting the East Bay SPCA with the Bay Area premiere of the Walker Art Center‘s highly acclaimed (#catvidfest) on Saturday, May 11, 2013, 3-10pm. Visit the website for all the de-tails!  

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    Projecting onto the massive urban canvas, the Great Wall will explore color and light manipulation in video through a curated set of high-octane videos and three real-time video performers.  VJ Rainbow Puddle and Jeremy Rourke  will each take their turn at illuminating the Wall with their unique sets and Tim Thompson’s Space Palette will be… Read More»

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    The awesomely talented students at Oakland School for the Arts Digital Media are raising funds to project their winter show on the Great Wall! Check out their Kickstarter Campaign and consider making  a donation to make their large-scale dreams come true! Everyone who donates $10 or more will get a… Read More»