Frankston’s inaugural Big Picture Fest has started, aiming to show the town in a new light.
Incorporating seven headline and 29 local artists, the festival will see 1,100 cans of spray paint, 300 litres of bucket paint and seven elevated work platforms, including a 43 foot giant scissor lift transform Frankston’s city centre buildings to a space with new artwork for the community.
“Council is excited to see blank walls at key locations in Frankston’s city centre being transformed as part of The Big Picture Fest,” said Frankston City Mayor Colin Hampton.“Making the laneways bright and vibrant with street art will create an intriguing outdoor exhibition for art lovers and visitors to admire.”
Key street artists commissioned for Frankston’s walls include:
Smug: street artist Smug has spent years transforming the facades of multistorey buildings in Glasgow, into significant works of art. Originally from NSW, the expat has gained a reputation in Scotland for creating imagery with photo realism. @smugone
Loretta Lizzio: Loretta has transformed some of Melbourne’s industrial precincts with images of forgotten fairy tales, spectacles of cinema, fleeting glances and dog-eared National Geographic’s to create art which tells a story. @loretta_lizzio
DVATE: DVATE uses street art to celebrate our natural environment, with significant pieces paying homage to native animals. @dvate
Lucy Bonnin: Lucy has transformed significant spaces in Adelaide, celebrating geometric shapes and bold colours. @bonninart
Tristan Kerr:Tristan creates a patchwork of text, imagery and colour to transform spaces and start a conversation. @tristan_kerr
ZEDR: ZEDR’s works celebrate significant cultural figures, such as Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain. He also creates faces with haunting accuracy. @zedr_one
Order 55: an Adelaide artist, Order 55 is intrigued by the relationships between geometric forms and the growth patterns within nature. Finding an aesthetic balance between these two forces is a common thread of his work. @order55
The Big Picture Frankston
In addition to the street art on show over the weekend, the Fest will also host a range of other events such as an art walk, the Canon photographic tour, Ironlak Jam (group street art work) and an all ages Fest Block Party in the Frankston Library forecourt.
The Big Picture Fest
Dates: 23 - 25 March 2018
Location: central Frankston – see website for details