“Visit Victoria and Publika Shopping Gallery Street Art Competition in Malaysia”
Visit Victoria (VV) and Publika Shopping
Gallery have launched a Street Art competition for all aspiring and
professional Malaysian street artists.
Themed Make Your
Mark in Melbourne, all Malaysian street artists aged 21 and above are
invited to compete for a chance to participate in an all-expense paid
cultural immersion in Melbourne.
The winner will
collaborate with the respected Juddy Roller Studios in arty Fitzroy, and
its founder Shaun Hossack, as well as contribute an artwork to regional
Victoria’s Wall to Wall Festival Benalla 2018, the only street art
festival of its kind in Australia!
Melbourne has long
been heralded as the creative capital of Australia with a myriad of
eclectic laneways, hidden bars, cafes, artist run art galleries and
Visitors arriving to the city to
sample Melbourne’s vibrant events, arts and design scene are often taken
aback at the open air gallery that is created by the many colourful and
outstanding commissioned artworks adorning the city’s streets and
buildings. AC/DC Lane and Duckboard Place, Flinders Lane, Hosier and
Rutledge Lane, Centre Place, Union Place and Croft Alley are just some
of the city centre locations to spot a great new artwork. Inner north
precincts of Fitzroy and Brunswick are also key to the movement’s core.
Wall to Fall Festival Benalla presented by Juddy Roller,
as headed by Shaun Hossack, is Victoria’s first regional street art
festival that runs annually in March. Artists involved in Wall to Wall
Festival Benalla since its inception have included a host of local and
internationally known names such as Rone, Adnate, Askew, Ears, Choq,
Shawn Lu, Putos, Slicer, Rashe, Sirum, Kit Ritz, Guido Van Helton,
Dvate, 23rd Key and Deams.
Aspiring street artists who
wish to participate in the contest and vie for this experience of a
lifetime in Melbourne are invited to submit their original artwork in
digital format depicting any one or more of the following Melbourne
related themes: food and drink; architecture, arts and culture, events
Submissions should be sent in by Friday 7 April 2017 (5pm)
with a description of their artwork
in no more than 50 words.
Ten shortlisted finalists will
be invited to showcase their artistic talents by creating their
respective works of art live in public at the Publika Shopping Gallery.
Their works will not only be open for viewing by the public, but members
of the public will also have a role to play in the selection of the
grand winner by voting for their favourite works of art. However, the
final decision on the ultimate winner will be made by a Visit
Victoria-appointed panel of judges, following a thorough review of the
display of works.
The competition aims to bring affinity
between Malaysia and Melbourne – with fierce dedication to promoting
street art, discovering and exposing new artists.
exchange is an opportunity to further Melbourne’s arts credentials to
our important Malaysian audiences and potential travellers, and of
course for Melbourne to showcase its home-grown talent and the
burgeoning street art movement,” said Celia Ho, Regional Manager, Visit
"We are thrilled to be a part of this exciting
initiative and to be working alongside Visit Victoria. We strongly
advocate the arts and we see this as a wonderful opportunity to showcase
the works of local artists, while taking it to an international level,”
said Nani Kahar, Placemaking Consultant, UEM Sunrise Berhad.
For more details of the competition with terms and conditions can be found at www.makeyourmarkinmelbourne.com.
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