Wall-to-Wall is Victoria’s first regional urban contemporary street art festival.
Held in Benalla annually in March, the original vision was to bring street artists from around the world to paint murals on bare walls, some over three stories high, over a weekend in March 2015.
Hosted by the Benalla Street Art group, this small group of like-minded art-loving locals, would commission ex-local Shaun Hossack and Juddy Roller Studios to bring together a collective of home grown and international street artists to transform the town of 14,000 people.
Seeing huge success in 2015, Benalla has seen Wall-to-Wall grow to be an annual event that seals the town as ‘the Street Art Capital of Australia’. The festival today has 28 world-class street art mural pieces on show. Most of these murals are external facing walls, available to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The success of the festival was also confirmed when a piece by Adnate was voted eighth best in the world earning international acclaimin November 2015.
This year’s Wall-to-Wall will see thousands of locals and ‘out-of-towners’ view the various murals on offer. Creating an environment of excitement and buzz in the town, 14 high quality colourful murals were created by world renowned street artists on once featureless walls.
'Serafina' by Anton Pulvirenti, Benalla Australia
The original Wall-to-Wall was held through the fundraising and support of local residents and businesses, raising over $20,000 for the initial event. This investment would prove a good decision for the town in the long term.
View the Benalla Street Art Festival on this weekend in Benalla!
Dates: 9 - 11 March 2018
Time: all weekend
Location: Benalla, located two hours North of Melbourne (most murals are external facing walls)