Wonderwall fest to transform skyline


Wonderwall on way: All the roads that lead you there are winding ahead of The Big Picture Fest in Frankston. Picture: Supplied

A THREE-DAY festival in late March will bring colourful art to Frankston’s walls.

The Big Picture Fest will see experienced street artists, hired to transform drab walls at high-profile sites across central Frankston, work on a highly-visible vast canvas.

A magnificent seven of street artists – headlined by Smug from Glasgow renowned for artwork with photographic realism – will get to work painting images on exterior building walls during the fest.

The festival program will include an art walk, street party, photographic tour, a group street artwork and the large-scale artworks displayed for all to see.

Artists will begin work on Monday 19 March around Frankston streets and the Big Picture Fest itself will be held on Friday 23 March until Sunday 25 March.

“Council is excited to see blank walls at key locations in Frankston’s city centre being transformed over the coming weeks as part of The Big Picture Fest,” Frankston mayor Cr Colin Hampton said. “Making the laneways bright and vibrant with street art will create an intriguing outdoor exhibition for art lovers to admire.”Artworks will be displayed at:

  • The  BRAAP Motorcycle Centre in Park Lane
  • The Alley Barber wall in Steibel Place
  • The second storey of the wall at the back of Robinson’s Book Shop on Steibel Place.
  • Two adjoining walls on Olsen Street
  • The Frankston Foundry wall on Wells Lane and
  • Two adjacent walls towards the Station Street end of Gallery Lane.

The Big Picture Fest will be overseen by Brecknock Consulting and Joel Van Moore, creator of the Wonderwalls Festival in Port Adelaide.

The festival is being funded through council’s Street Art Masterplan, part of the state government’s $63 million Frankston Station Precinct Redevelopment.

Council has allocated $165,000 over three years to the Street Art Masterplan.

See thebigpicturefest.com online for more details.

First published in the Frankston Times – 12 March 2018

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