Frankston’s city centre is about to be transformed thanks to the inaugural Big Picture Fest on March 23-25. The three-day festival will bring the community together with renowned street artists who have been commissioned to revamp drab walls in high-profile locations across the precinct.
Headlined by a significant piece by international street artist Smug, from Glasgow, the program includes an art walk, street party, photographic tour, Ironlak jam (group street artwork), and large-scale artworks in key locations across Frankston City starting on March 19.
Meet the artists working in Frankston during the Big Picture Fest:
Smug is a street artist who has spent years converting the facades of multistorey 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 has transformed some of Melbourne’s industrial precincts with images of forgotten fairytales, spectacles of cinema, fleeting glances and dog-eared National Geographics to create art that 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 has altered significant spaces in Adelaide, celebrating geometric shapes and bold colours. @bonninart
Tristan Kerr creates a patchwork of text, imagery and colour to overhaul spaces and start 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 festival. It is being funded through the city’s Street Art Masterplan, part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to revitalise Frankston City.