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    We’re taking a break in March, but we’ll be live again in April. Check back soon for details on the show…

  • In case you missed it, the Great Wall made it big with a feature in the New York Times (Jan. 14, 2012). Check out the piece by Louise Rafkin here!  

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    Attention all Digital Artists and Short Film-makers: The Great Wall of Oakland is looking for LOVE this month! That’s right, we’re seeking short (under 7 min), funny, attractive, dynamic, creative motion artworks about LOVE, however you interpret that elusive concept. Be creative and submit your film here! Deadline: January 25,… Read More»

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    Exquisite Corpse: a selection of words or images, collectively assembled. During the early part of the last century, Surrealist artists used this concept as the basis for a parlor game by which one person would draw on paper, fold it to conceal part of the drawing and pass it to… Read More»

  • The Great Wall of Oakland is off on a holiday vacation, but we will be back! Thank you to all the amazing artists around the world who have generously allowed us to their screen motion artworks and short films during our 11 shows this year. And thanks to Project Bandaloop for… Read More»

  • Due to the recent events in downtown Oakland, the Great Wall has decided not to participate in Friday’s Art Murmur. The “Street Art” show that was planned with Estria and Friends will be postponed until 2012. Thank you for your support! ************************************************** For our last show of the 2011 season,… Read More»

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    ‘Tis the season for fright! This first Friday, the Great Wall of Oakland presents “Fright Night”, a curated selection of dark and creepy videos that are sure to delight your dark-side. The videos explore ‘fear’ from a variety of perspectives – from the cultural influences of modern cinema to the… Read More»

  • Thank you to everyone who came out to support Project Bandaloop and the Great Wall last weekend during the amazing “Bound(less)” street party extravaganza! And thank you to Project Bandaloop for choosing the Great Wall as the location for your 20th anniversary party and for sharing your beautiful work with… Read More»

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    In preparation for the 20th Anniversary aerial dance show – Bound(less) by Project Bandaloop – premiering on the Great Wall (Sept. 15-17), the Great Wall brings “Off the Ground” a curated video show about the many ways in which humans literally take flight. From airplanes to shuttles to birds to humans… Read More»

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    Internationally-recognized aerial dance troupe, Project Bandaloop, has chosen the Great Wall as the site to celebrate their 20th anniversary and present the world premiere of “Bound(less)”, a breath-taking feat of aerial performance. We will shut down the streets for this celebration of dance, live music by Dana Leong and of… Read More»

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    From computer-generated art to hand-drawn motion graphics, this next show will be a celebration of all things animation. But, if you’re expecting to see your everyday cartoons, you’ll be sorely dissapointed or maybe blown-away. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the latest in animation! Also, if you happen to be… Read More»

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    For the second July in a row, the Great Wall will be screening a collection of awe-inspiring films entitled “Projects of Summertime”. As the title suggests, these short documentary-style shorts capture the creative, whimsical, fantastic and far-out projects people find the time to do when the whole world slows down… Read More»

  • In case you missed Project Bandaloop breath-taking choreography on the Great Wall last summer, you have another chance to see their amazing work this month. Here is their upcoming rehearsal schedule, so make sure to stop by and give a cheer: June 23, 2011 – 2-6PM June 24, 2011 –… Read More»

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    The title of this show says it all. This month on the Wall, watch as predators discover their prey and find adventure within the hunt. Don’t be fooled  – this is not a screening of films one would expect to see on a nature channel but a series of artistic… Read More»

  • In case you haven’t stopped by the Great Wall of Oakland recently, we have a new look! Several local artists took paintbrushes to the Wall, added our logo and beautiful graffiti to make us stand out from the crowd. Aren’t we pretty? Special Thanks to: Monika Lea Jones and Joseph… Read More»

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    Last month, we presented “About Oakland, By Oakland”, an entire show dedicated to this great city and the artists who live and work here. This month, we’re bouncing off the theme of “place” and taking you on a “Tour of the World” stopping off in such places as Kenya, India,… Read More»

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    This Friday, the Great Wall of Oakland proudly presents “About Oakland, By Oakland”, an entire show about this beautiful city created by some of it’s very talented inhabitants. Come check it out and see what your neighbors are saying about you!

  • The April Show on the Great Wall will be entirely dedicated to Oakland, Oakland artists and artists who have something to say about this great city.  From now until Friday, March 18th, 2011, we’ll be accepting video art, short movies and documentaries about Oakland or by East Bay artists (our… Read More»