Zest adds colour to 2017 Benalla Wall to Wall Festival

Five Zest Artists were invited to participate in this years Wall to Wall Festival in Benalla, VIC.

Dubbed the ‘Street Art Capital of Australia’, Wall to Wall Festival attracts premier street artists from all over the world to create murals in the small rural city located 2.5 hours north of Melbourne, and our artists were thrilled to be a part of it!

Jenny McCracken was one of the feature artists of the Festival and produced an impressive 3d street art mural: “Beneficiaries of the Palm Oil Estates.”

Benalla is a great example of how art can change lives on a day-to-day level. The Festival is fast gaining a worldwide reputation that ensures a huge influx of tourists not only during the Festival but year round, which is a huge boost to the local economy. The permanent murals have beautified and created interest in the urban space and have changed the behaviour of local residents with a marked reduction in graffiti and public damage issues.

“Thank you again to all of you, you left Benalla a happier and more beautiful place” Cr. Danny Claridge, City of Benalla.

Anton Pulvirenti created ‘Serafina’ on the facade of Bertalli’s Bakery and ‘Save our Seas’ was the inspiration behind Amelia Batchelor’s painting on the Lake Boardwalk.

Rudy Kistler was able to ‘Explore’ the Benalla Library

library art 3d mural benalla rudy kistler Wall2Wall

and Dom Intelisano installed a sugar hit of “Pink Donuts” outside the Carrier Street Dentists.

Dom Intelisano donut mural @ Benalla Wall to Wall Festival

We had a great week” said Director Andi Mether “The community made us feel so welcome and it was a fabulous opportunity for our team to take part in world class street art event in our home country.”

Zest Artist Jenny McCracken and Andi Mether will be travelling to Europe to take part in the International Street Art Festival in Brande, Denmark in June and the World Street Painting Festival in July. Keep an eye on their journey via our Instagram page @zesteventsinternational

View a timelapse of Anton creating his mural ‘Serafina’ on our YouTube channel and check out the blog about Rudy’s work at Benalla Library.

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