The Brisbane Festival is a major International Arts Festival that awakens the city as it emerges from its brief winter slumber each year. It inspires us to think differently – about an art form, about city spaces and about how we live in the world. This year it ran for 3 weeks through to Saturday 26th September and included a stunning array of music, theatre, opera, circus and other major events such as SunSuper Riverfire.

3d chalk art plane over circus tent at Brisbane FestivalArcadia – the mythical world of peace and harmony
Seeking to inspire us to think differently about art and our place in the world – or maybe just to create a fun place for the crowds –  Zest’s internationally award winning 3D chalk artist Jenny McCracken used the power of chalk art and 3D illusion to reveal the mysteries which lurk below the surface of Arcadia, the fantastical world of food, wine, entertainment and discovery located in the cultural forecourt of South Bank.

Over the course of three weekends  Zest Artists Jenny McCracken, Amelia Batchelor and Dom Intelisano created Arcadia in real time while audiences watched fascinated and ultimately became part of the fantasy world by capturing images of themselves in the artworks and sharing them with the world socially using #BNEChalkWalk for a chance to win a $1500 Flight Centre voucher.. For a more information about Brisbane Airport’s 3D Chalk Walk , check out this coverage by the ABC.

Chalk Art workshops for the kids

For children aged between seven and twelve it got even more exciting when Amelia and Dom ran workshops for budding young chalk artists to create their own creature from Arcadia!  Classes ran from Tuesday 22nd to Friday 25th September for about half an hour each and hundreds of kids learned new skills in a fun and creative setting.

Zest artists bring another dimension to arts and cultural festivals and have the expertise and experience to design activity programs for specific outcomes be they pure entertainment, community engagement, educational or for corporate sponsorship.  Contact us to find out more.



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