The Big Picture Fest to change the face of Frankston

Tuesday 13 February 2018

Frankston city centre’s skyline is about to be transformed, thanks to the inaugural Big Picture Fest, 23 – 25 March 2018.

The three day festival will bring the community together with experienced street artists, who have been commissioned to transform drab walls in high profile locations across Frankston’s city centre.

Headlined by a significant piece by international street artist Smug from Glasgow, the program includes:

  • An art walk
  • Street party
  • Photographic tour
  • And Ironlak Jam (group street art work), and
  • Large scale artworks in key locations across Frankston, commencing on 19 March 2018.  

Meet the experienced artists working in Frankston during the Big Picture Fest:

Street artist Smug has spent years transforming the facades of multistory 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 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 an dstart a conversation.  @tristan_kerr

ZEDR’s works celebrate significant cultural figures, such as Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain. He also creates faces with haunting accuracy.  @zedr_one

The Big Picture Fest will be overseen by Brecknock Consulting and Joel Van Moore, the creator of the popular Port Adelaide Wonderwalls Festivals. It is being funded through the city’s Street Art Masterplan, part of the Victorian Government’s $63 Million Frankston Station Precinct Redevelopment.

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