The Big Picture Fest 2020
When: Artworks created from 19 – 22 March, 2020
Where: Various locations throughout Frankston City
About the Festival
The Big Picture Fest is returning bigger and better in 2020, with an all-star line-up, including four of the world's best contemporary street artists from Spain, Italy and the United States. Alongside these artists, interstate and local Frankston talent from past and present will bring an Aussie flavour to the 2020 festival.
The four-day festival is designed to bring our creative community together and raise the awareness of this thriving city centre as the new large-scale walls are painted live around the CBD during the festival.
Date: Friday 20 March
Performing Live: Henry Wagons & The Only Children, Brooke Taylor and Grey Horizon
Also featuring DJ, Live Street Art and Food Trucks
Artists Expressions of Interest
Artists participation expressions of interest have now closed until 2021.
Street Art Walking Tours - Bookings open Tuesday 18 February.
During the four day festival free street art walking tours will be taking place, showcasing the newest artworks in conjunction with art created in previous years of the festival. Guided tours offer the chance to learn more about each artist, the artworks, ask questions and take photos. During the tour you will visit over 20 street art locations.
Tours run in Frankston City Centre (duration 1.5 hours) and are free During the Festival.
Available start times are 9.30am, 11.30am and 2.30pm on the following dates.
Thursday 19, March
Friday 20, March
Saturday 21, March
Sunday 22, March
Bookings Available Soon
Further information and phone bookings, please call the Frankston Visitor Information Centre at 1300 322 842 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Space is limited to 20 participants per tour.
Can’t make these dates? Don’t worry monthly street art tours run in Frankston City Centre at $15 per person including a drink (coffee, tea or water). After The Big Picture Fest in 2020 the next available tour is 19 April. Book here now.
View the 2019 artwork locations on the Street Art Map
2020 Artist Lineup
PICHIAVO (Spain) @pichiavo
PichiAvo is Juan Antonio Sánchez Santos (Pichi, b. 1977) and Álvaro Hernández Santaeulalia (Avo, b.1985), a duo of street artists from Valencia (Spain). Recognised for their skill at creating connections between painting and sculpture in urban settings, they adopt a thoroughly innovative approach in their artistic fusions. A balanced combination of classical art and the most contemporary urban art can be identified in their work. From the outset PichiAvo shunned artistic individuality, joining forces to create an absolutely unique body of work using a conceptually urban idiom, both in the street and in the studio.
They trained in Fine Art and in Design and met on the graffiti art scene in Valencia, forming the PichiAvo duo in 2007. From that moment they worked on developing joint projects, pursuing an unremitting search for a style of their own. To achieve this they went through various stages as painters, focusing initially on skill and technique until they reached the point of needing to express themselves through what most defines them today: graffiti and classical art. They work both outside and inside the studio, in painting, sculpture and installation, embracing a wide and versatile range of material and painterly approaches.
In 2015 PichiAvo produced their first large mural in the North West Walls Festival in Belgium, having been invited by fellow artist Arne Quinze. This work launched there international career. From then on, they have carried out projects at some of the leading venues in international urban art, such as Wynwood Walls (2015) and the Hard Rock Stadium (2016), both in Miami, and the Houston Bowery Wall in New York (2017), where theirs was the first painting intervention by European artists. In 2019 they created a monumental 26-metre-high sculpture for the Fallas festival in Valencia and held their first major exhibition in a public art centre. In April 2019 they executed the second largest mural in the world in the city of Porto, in collaboration with the celebrated Portuguese artist Vhils.
PichiAvo’s career has attained artistic recognition and popularity on an international scale, establishing them among the most prominent street artists on the current urban art scene.
VESOD (ITALY) @vesod
Vesod was born in Turin in 1981 and he lives and works in a Venaria Reale (TO). His artistic attitude has been fostered by his father Dovilio Brero, surrealistic painter, whose influence has an impact on Vesod since his youth: he has been therefore developing an interest in the graffiti world since the beginning of the 90s. Due to the artistic partnerships and contacts which Vesod has started in those teenager years, he has lately begun his professional path. He has been seeking for ten years a personal painting language in which the graffiti plays a central role, while dedicating time to his own cultural and academic education.
This idea of representing the three dimensions of space and the time one all in a single moment may bring to a loss of importance of the flow of time. Hence you can detach from a vision of the world or of the single person as entangled to the frame of time linked to the present, we live in. By concentrating on this aspect, a complete overview on the idea of a total embrace of things from birth to death could emerge from the works. It could be said that the artistic works, on a figurative basis, refer to “a God’s point of view”
Maths, which is the subject he got his graduation in, has an important impact on his works along with renaissance art and futurism. This can be recognized in Vesod’s attempt to harmonize anatomic proportion and futuristic dynamics. Vesod creates a personal language in which time is considered as a concept, which by being closed into immaterial solid shapes, is crystallized into geometric shape in order to revisit the idea of the eternal present.
ELLE (US/Aust) @ellestreetart
Although ELLE began as an illegal graffiti artist in New York, she is now considered one of the top touring street artists. “ELLE has created some of the most memorable walls in all street art” - Women Street Artists, book by Xavier Tapies.
ELLE considers her paintings to be poetry. She creates stories by collaging disparate images: powerful females, flora and fauna, classical paintings juxtaposed with pop-culture and high fashion imagery, revealing purposefully designed messages to the world.
Her work has been exhibited in the prestigious Saatchi Gallery in London, Urban Nation Museum in Berlin, and as a two hundred foot tall projection onto the facade of the New Museum in New York. Vogue Australia featured ELLE’s artworks in “32 pieces of Melbourne street art to see before you die,” her graffiti is featured in the Tom Clancy video game: The Division as well as collaborations with sportswear brand Reebok: the ELLE x Reebok graffiti legging and subsequently, the ELLExReebok yoga capsule collection. “She holds specific and hard to find creative talent which cannot be taught nor replicated.” The Taboo Group. Her artwork has been published in over a dozen books on street art along with hundreds of online publications and articles.
In 2018 ELLE was commissioned to paint a 40-meter wrap around the entire new Nike Headquarters in Melbourne. Elle was a featured artist for Berlin Mural festival, painting a 5-story building along popular Gorlitzer Park. She spent another few weeks in Berlin creating an augmented reality installation of her artwork for Samsung. She joined Steve Aoki headlining in an Asics Campaign “I Move Me” speaking on how her creativity is inspired by movement, and starred alongside Dani Leigh in an episode of a Graffiti Artists x Rappers TV show. 2019 brought ELLE back to Melbourne for a solo show inside the prestigious Rialto Towers, as well as a joint solo exhibition in Amsterdam with Vroom and Varossieau. Her previous exhibition was her joint solo with legendary photographer Martha Cooper.
PUZLE (MELBOURNE) @elzup
One of Melbourne's finest graffiti writers and designers. Puzle was prolific in the 80’s and 90’s, his name has since become synonymous with Australian graffiti/ Design. Creator of the famous KINGS WAY, a book that many consider as the most concise record of the graffiti subculture in Melbourne.
CLAP MEATAXE DESIGN- VICTORIA @themeataxe
CLAP Meataxe Design was founded by Mark “Meataxe” Taylor. Inspired by the colourful artwork spanning the train lines he used to travel as a teenager, a love of spray can art was born. Mark took this love and channelled it into a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from RMIT University and graduated in 1998.
Since making the move to full time artists, Mark and his crew of talented artist’s work now grace the inside and outside of some of the world’s most prominent and successful gym chains and other businesses. Their aim is to not only complete the work to their customers’ needs and satisfaction, but also to inspire those frequenting and working within the space in a way they’ve never been inspired before. Art has a way of reaching right into the soul of anyone who is near it – proven by the amount of international press and recognition that has come their way since their inception in 2011.
ANDREW FRAZER (WA) @andrewfrazerdesign
Andrew Frazer is a full-time, multidisciplinary artist from Gelorup, Western Australia. Influenced by common shared stories that remind us of our humanity, Andrew’s art draws upon our inner-child through subtle textures, whimsical characters & imaginative driven landscapes. From public murals, hand lettering, design & illustration, Andrew has been commissioned by various clients from around the world in commercial & private settings.
In extension to his own practise, Andrew is the Founder & Creative Director of Six Two Three Zero - an independent, Bunbury based initiative that seeks to use street art as a catalyst for urban development & social change by bringing communities together in conversation & creative inspiration. It is responsible for commissioning over 30+ large scale murals in Bunbury’s CBD, with expansion into Armadale’s CBD in 2017-2019.
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