Postponed: Wall to Wall Festival
This event has been postponed due to coronavirus concerns.
For three days in April, the small township of Benalla – just over two hours’ drive north-east of Melbourne – will again become the canvas for the Wall to Wall Festival.
Now in its sixth year, the festival annually attracts thousands of out-of-towners to see international and local artists literally paint the town. The result is world-class street art spread across building walls, silos, gallery spaces and even the local church.
Virtually every paint-worthy wall in Benalla becomes part of the huge open-air exhibition, with live painting day and night. This year’s program has been curated to ensure a 50/50 gender split.
The line-up includes Gonketa, a deaf Melbourne-based artist known for his bold use of colour; UK-based artist Helen Bur, renowned for large murals that have coloured walls around the world; and Wall to Wall Festival regular Kaff-eine, who will be creating a special illustrative work inspired by climate change.
There will be a bunch of “off the wall” activities too, including street-art walking and bus tours, artist talks and workshops, live music, and interactive activities including an immersive VR experience.
More information here, with more program updates to come.