Artists take to the streets in Frankston’s Big Picture Fest

The Big Picture Festival, Frankston - Cameron Howe
Renowned street artists will transform drab walls and unassuming laneways into artistic works concentrated within the Frankston CBD, thanks to to The Big Picture Fest!

Cameron Howe, News by Cameron
March 20, 2018

Renowned street artists will transform drab walls and unassuming laneways into artistic works, concentrated within the Frankston CBD, thanks to to The Big Picture Fest!

A hot line-up of artists are expected to push the boundaries, adding dimension, and an element of ‘wow factor’ with a flick of the spray can. Smug, Loretta Lizzio, DVATE, Lucy Bonin, Tristan Kerr and ZEDR have been commissioned for the event, which is a jointly funded initiative by the State Government and the Council.

According to Mayor Colin Hampton, “the Council is excited to see blank walls at key locations in Frankston’s city centre being transformed as part of The Big Picture Fest. Making the laneways bright and vibrant with street art will create an intriguing outdoor exhibition for art lovers and visitors to admire.”

Several high-profile sites have been selected, from Olsen Street, Frankston to the second storey of Robinson’s Book Shop on Stiebel Place. You’ll be able to see the artists at work during business hours from Monday 19th to Sunday 25th.

The selected sites include:

  • BRAAP Motorcycle Centre, Park Lane
  • The Alley Barber, Stiebel Place
  • Robinson’s Book Shop, Stiebel Place
  • Olsen Street
  • Frankston Foundry, Wells Lane
  • Corner Gallery Lane and Station Street

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A big welcome to these seven artists (pictured with curator Joel Van Moore) who started working on their major pieces today for our city’s Inaugural Big Picture Fest. They’re joining 29 local artists in transforming 10 spaces in Frankston’s city centre. Take a wander to watch them get underway this week. This all leads to the free three day public festival from the 23-25 March. Visit www.thebigpicturefest.com to view more. Proudly presented by Frankston City Council, with funding from the Victorian Government. Sponsored by Ironlak, Triple R – 3RRR 102.7FM, #toplinepaint, #mismatchedbrewingco, #adelaidehillscidercompany, #adelaidedistillery, #thebigpicturefest, #thebigpicturefrankston

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The three day festival itself will run between this Friday and Sunday, which will include guided walking tours, a Canon photography tour, and a block party from 6pm on Saturday at Playne Street. Food trucks and funky tunes being blasted into the city skyline by DJs are sure to keep many entertained on Saturday night!

The Council have committed $163,000 over the next three years to the festival via its Street Art Master Plan. The event has been guided by the creator of Port Adelaide’s Wonderwalls Festival, Joel Van Moore and Brecknock Consulting.

For further information, please see thebigpicturefest.com.

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