Frankston’s street art festival wraps up with 13 new murals
Published on 28 March 2022
Thirteen new vibrant murals are on display across Frankston City thanks to this year’s Big Picture Fest.
The event, now in its fifth year, brings the best street artists together each year to paint new murals on buildings across Frankston City.
Mayor Nathan Conroy said the Fest was a huge success with Frankston now featuring a total of 56 striking murals, adding the 2022 event also saw artists create four new augmented reality artworks.
“Our street art is garnering attention nationally and the new pieces created by the 16 artists who participated this year have added even more colour and life to Frankston’s City centre.
“Frankston City recently won gold in the 2021 Australian Street Art Awards for Best Street Art Tour and the new murals continue to transform our City into a vibrant destination for events, arts and culture,” the Mayor said.
South Ward Cr Liam Hughes said The Block Party – held as part of the Fest to celebrate Frankston's street art culture – was attended by over 1,500 people who were entertained by an eclectic mix of street performers, Melbourne and Peninsula based bands and live street art painting.
“There were smiles all round from people celebrating all things street art and how Frankston’s laneways are becoming the talk of the town,” Cr Hughes said.
Artists who participated in this year’s festival included 23rd Key, Adnate, Baxter, Benjamin Knock, Bond Truluv, Dvate, George Rose, Ghostpatrol, Ling, Melanie Caple, Morano, REFUZ, Scott Nagy & Krims One, Vans the Omega and Zedr.
Jessica Kease (23rd Key) said: “Being around other creatives brings you a different source of inspiration. I love painting at festivals. You’ve got a bunch of friends doing it at the same time, you’re affected by the same elements and you’re all in it together.
“This work is based around what’s happening in the world at the moment like climate change. I’m usually known for painting a lot of large scale floral photo realism pieces. I’ve been especially asked to do those over the past couple of years.
“People want to be uplifted and it’s nice to show the lighter side of things. With this piece I wanted to show something that was more of a stark contrast, including featuring lots of things we love and things we enjoy but could lose,” Jessica said.
You can see 23rd Key’s work on top of the Wilson car park on the corner of Gallery Lane and Stiebel Place, Frankston.
For more information and to took a street art walking tour, please visit https://www.discoverfrankston.com/
Sponsors for this year’s Festival included Access Hire Melbourne, Eastlink, Graphenstone Australia and Quest Frankston Apartment Hotels.