The Big Picture Fest 2019
When: 22 - 24 March, 2019
Where: Various locations throughout Frankston City - Map (789KB)
About the Festival
The Big Picture Fest is returning bigger and better in 2019, with an all star line up, including four of the world's best contemporary street artists from Germany, Italy, New Zealand and France. Alongside these artists, interstate and local Frankston talent from past and present will help bring an Aussie flavour to this year's festival.
The three-day festival is designed to bring our creative community together and raise the awareness of this thriving city center as the new large-scale walls are painted live around the CBD during March.
Save the dates and get your cameras ready. Don't miss the walking and photographic tours presented by Canon and Teds Camera store Frankston.
Friday 22 March, 2019
Stiebel Place and Gallery Lane, Frankston
4.30 - 10pm
- Come along to celebrate the launch of the 2019 Festival at The Block Party!
- Enjoy street art, music and food trucks nestled into a couple of laneways in the heart of Frankston City.
- Entry is free, the vibe is chilled. See some International, National and Local Street Artists in action, hear some beats and enjoy some good food and local craft beer and wine.
Explore Frankston City’s street art scene by joining one of the free Street Art Walking Tours taking place twice a day from Thursday 21 March to Sunday 24 March.
During the tour you will be able to watch local, national and international artists at work who will be showcasing their diverse range of talent from the local burbs, Melbourne, New Zealand, France, Germany and Italy.
Dates: Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 March, 2019
Daily tour schedule:
- Tour 1: From 9.30 - 11am - 1.5 hour duration (Friday sold out, please see other days for availability)
- Tour 2: From 12 - 1.30pm – 1.5 hour duration
(Max 20 people per tour)
Cost: Free (bookings essential)
Where: Tours start and finish at Frankston Library Forecourt, 60 Playne Street, Frankston
What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes, dress for the weather and an umbrella in case of rain (water, tour guide and high vis vest provided)
Where to park: Frankston Arts Centre or surrounding streets, please be mindful of time restrictions and fees
Bookings and More Information:
Tours are free of cost with bookings essential, max 20 people per tour.
2019 Artist Line Up
There is a rare serenity in SatOne art. He is an artist from Germany who is inspired by much more than just his immediate surroundings, following the many travels he had undertaken so far. Abstract in nature, his art is, in fact, an expression of sensitivity present in objects, but which can be ‘seen’ only on an instinctive level. The colorful sensuality of his works, continues the artist’s narration of exquisiteness hiding from direct observation, being sensed only through reflection.
Peeta, also known as Manuel Di Rita, has been a graffiti artist since 1993 and currently lives in Venice. He is a member of the EAD crew (Padova, Italy), FX and RWK crews (New York City) and has participated over the years in jams, festivals and art shows all over the world. His work explores the potential of sculptural lettering and anamorphism, both in painting and in sculpture.
Phat One & Diva
Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngapuhi - @charles_phat1md
Ngāti Paoa, Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara - @janine_divatmd
Working & travelling extensively throughout Aotearoa (New Zealand) and around the globe this team create visual stories that connect them to the whenua (land), korero (stories) and to the tangata whenua (local people) they encounter along the way. Their creative practise is the outworking of a passion for their Māori heritage presenting it in an urban context that features modern interpretations of cultural design along with native/endemic birdlife.
Currently residing in Melbourne, French-Parisian born artist Lucy Lucy has graciously carved her niche in the Australian urban art community. Her work moves between large-scale public murals, gallery work, tribal ornaments and bespoke fashion. She has been painting murals and exhibiting in France, the US, Canada, Thailand, Australia, and the UK.
Her paintings capture the evolving folklore of the feminine, exploring the diversity and boundaries of heritage. Whether a sovereign queen, a mystic sorceress, a youthful muse, or a charismatic lady, all share in the art and privilege of being a woman. More recently, Lucy has beenexploring the concepts of presence and perception through imaginary masks enfolding women portraits. The concealing veneers echo with the idea that rarely oneself is entirely present or is able to see reality as it is
Sam Songailo's work takes form in painting, installation, video, sound and sculpture. He is deeply influenced by digital technology and electronic music, adopting algorithms and concepts from these disciplines that shape his approach to both physical and pictorial space. Often highly immersive on a monumental scale, his work accentuates the compositional elements of line and space in a form that recalls both modernist grid and digital networks.
Mike Maka is primarily a painter who works in a variety of media, mainly on walls, canvas and illustration on paper. He has travelled and created work around the world, painting the Berlin Wall to the River Ganges.
At 20, he received a scholarship to study art in New York, which lead to working as a bike messenger for 10 years in 10 cities, and leaving his mark on many walls. An active member of Everfresh Studio since 2006, Mike has exhibited extensively through Australia as well as group shows in Brazil, Japan, Miami and New York, and has works in private and public collections locally and abroad.
His artwork captures a world in which the natural forces fight back against humanity, reclaiming the earth from the uncaring advance of civilisation. Focusing on the friction point between man, beast and machine, Maka presents a message to mankind to step foot outside of the concrete jungle and reconnect with mother nature and the animal in all of you.
Clap Meat Axe
Clap Meataxe originates from the early days of Melbourne graffiti, where he captured the attention of the Victorian public with his gigantic murals and lettering. Eventually evolving his forms thorough University Fine Art degrees, pushing and evolving his art to the boundaries of what could be. Specialising in large scale and extremely detailed photorealistic works seen across the globe. He is forever pushing the limits of what can be done, humbled with creating emotion more so than imagery, works that can be felt before they are even seen.
Adrian Doyle is a Melbourne-based artist, best known for his paintings, murals, installations and large-scale public artworks.
Over the last 16 years, Doyle has played a key role in the Australian fine art and street art scene with his work extending from solo exhibitions to large-scale commissioned public art and installations. With many major awards under his belt, including The Martin Bequest, Australia Council, The Pratt Family, Doyle has exhibited internationally and in public and private collections worldwide, including The National Gallery of Australia and VCA.
Currently completing his PhD on the impact that urban art has made on the fine art scene in Melbourne, he has enabled and supported young and emerging artists who have opted to skip University and instead learn at Blender. This has had an incredible success rate. In 2012, ABC’s Artscape screened Subtopia, a two-part documentary that profiled Doyle and his unusual lifestyle.
Sheldon was born and raised in Frankston, and for the last 20 plus years has been honing his craft as an artist, mainly focused on aerosol art. Now a full time artist, he is completing works right across the state with a diverse range of style.
Over the past year Sheldon has been working closely with Frankston City Council, largely with Frankston Youth Services running workshops to help disengaged youth with staying on track. Since 2015 he has operated a family owned aerosol art supplies business in Frankston - State of the Art Murals.
Frankston City Council
PO Box 490
P. 1300 322 322