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The Big Picture Fest
Frankston 2018

23-25 March 2018

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Smug Loretta Lizzio Dvate Lucy Bonnin Tristan Kerr Zedr Order 55

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The Big Picture Fest
Frankston 23-25 March 2018

Frankston city centre’s skyline has been transformed, thanks to the inaugural Big Picture Fest, which ran from 23rd – 25th March 2018.

Frankston city centre’s skyline has been transformed, thanks to the inaugural Big Picture Fest, which ran from 23rd – 25th March 2018.

The three-day festival brought the community together with experienced street artists, who were commissioned to transform unused walls in high profile locations across Frankston’s city centre.

Headlined by a significant piece by world-renowned street artist Smug from Glasgow, the project has been an overwhelming success and brought a world of new colour to the streets of Frankston.

Large scale master pieces from Loretta Lizzio, Dvate, Tristen Kerr, Lucy Bonnin, Zedr, Order 55 and Smug have added to the local mural works and graffiti art that is splashed throughout the heart of the city.

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Smug

Smug

Glasgow

Known for his photo realism graffiti work, Smug, or Smug One is an Australian contemporary street artist of great skill residing in Glasgow . Using nothing but spray cans, he was able to gain mastery over a difficult task of making highly technical pieces that are somehow edgy, cheeky, and incredibly playful. In order to recreate absolute realism, artists usually have a lot of time on their hands, tiny and precise brushes, and a quiet work space where no one will disturb them. Those are the three things that none of the graffiti writers have at their disposal, and yet, some of them, Smug being the perfect example, are able to create amazing large-scale wall pieces that look like they could be photographs. There is hardly a compliment of greater significance for any artist attempting to work in photo realism.

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Loretta Lizzio

Loretta Lizzio

Victoria

Melbourne based artist Loretta Lizzio channels the uninhabited wilderness in her works. Animals, from the mildest to the barbaric are the vessel Loretta uses to burrow into and reveal her own deeply layered self. Through her obsessive line work, Loretta captures a sensuous desire for freedom, adventure and love using pen, pencil and oils.

She has spent years sharpening this sensitivity with her subjects while working across publishing, photography, and advertising industries. The artworks she creates show her subjects as creatures of substance, radiating in the life that Loretta supercharges into her artworks.

Forgotten fairy tales, spectacles of cinema, fleeting glances and dog eared National Geographics are Loretta’s inspiration to to make art and tell her stories.

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Dvate

Dvate

Victoria

Jimmy Dvate is a Melbourne based artist and graphic designer whose position in the street art scene is well established and can be seen on walls, canvas and in magazines both locally and internationally.

Growing up in Melbourne, a stone’s throw from a railway station, he was instantly drawn to the colourful work along the suburban railway lines and in 1996 began experimenting at leaving his own mark on society.

Over the past five years Jimmy’s work has been focused on his passion for local flora and fauna. It is a way for him to directly connect to the area he is painting in and highlight an aspect of the local environment that he feels is important to showcase. Where possible he will chose a plant, bird or animal that is either endangered or threatened, helping to educate and raise awareness.

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Lucy Bonnin

Lucy Bonnin

Adelaide

With a particular interest in realism and surrealism, Lucy has won national and international art prizes including the Lethbridge and Clifton’s Art Prizes and has been a finalist in prizes such as the the Doug Moran and Black Swan. Lucy’s work is diverse, represented through painting, sculpture & installation.

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Tristan Kerr

Tristan Kerr

Victoria

Tristan Kerr (born Melbourne, 1985) is an artist and typographer whose work reflects on cultural diversity, consumerism and advertising, and the tensions between subjects who exist within these worlds, as he combines fragments of street signage, mark making, graffiti and abstraction through his works.

Through his practice, Kerr interrogates the ever-changing face of the city and its typographic ephemera, portraying the disregarded surfaces of urban life in his paintings, sculptures and large-scale installations. His fixation with fleeting urban street views was fuelled by the several years he spent working and exhibiting in Paris—as he noticed the disregarded shopfronts with fading hand-lettered signage, the sprawling graffiti and the torn metro posters that adorn the city’s walls, forming part of its cultural archive.

Kerr’s works encourage people to stop, look and question their surroundings, considering other possibilities for what public space might constitute. Kerr has exhibited locally and throughout Europe.

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Zedr

Zedr

Victoria

ZEDR’s works celebrate significant cultural figures and faces with haunting accuracy and technique, full of the raw energy you witness on the street. Using bold and dramatic colours he etches the image into the viewers eye. This impact and design have roots in his Graffiti beginnings and tell a story of his life.

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Order 55

Order 55

South Australia

Seb Humphreys took on the moniker ‘Order’ in the year 2000, the journey of style development originated with the search of letter experimentation and the integration of subtle and complex forms tied to the name Order. As times have rolled out, the reliance on letters as a structural base has been left behind, with the forms emancipated from these confines and finding their own ends as individual marks.

“Over the last year and a half the murals I’ve been painting have shifted in style quite considerably, from a definite organically flowing form to now more of a geometric and organic interdependence, with almost mechanical features in some instances.

These forms now seek to tell stories or show a series of interactions and collisions utilising their inherent symbolic nature. However, the ambiguity of such arrangements request that the viewer subjectively decode the work – thus interlocking the viewers personal search for meaning with the works emphasis upon multiplying and obscuring any precise meanings.”

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Event Program

Artists at Work

Monday 19 to Sunday 25 March
10am to 5pm daily

Come in to Frankston’s CBD and watch the progress of our fearless painters over a week as they transform the bland into the bloody beautiful!

Guided Art Wall Walking Tours

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March
11am and 4pm

Cruise Frankston’s new art works on foot with a Big Picture Guide. See the walls while the artists finish off, find out who they are, why they do it and how they make it look so great.

(Numbers may be limited)
Meet at the Frankston Library Forecourt on Playne Street

Canon Street Art Photography Tour

Friday 23 and Saturday 24 March
10.30am and 2pm

Gear up with Canon’s photographic experts and learn how to capture art on architecture in this 2½ hour workshop.

Bring your Canon camera or borrow equipment provided by Ted’s Camera Store.
$20 Registration via this link – Places limited!

Meet at the Frankston Foundry 1 Key Street

Ironlak Aerosol local Jam

Friday to Sunday 23-25 March
9am to 5pm

BRAAAP Park Lane and Playne Street

The Big Picture Block Party

Saturday 24 March
6pm-11pm

UKI lands in Frankston! A free party to celebrate Frankston’s new walls! Visit UKI, a mutant insectoid with aerodynamic wings spanning six metres and LED arrays highlighting her majestic design. She’ll be popping with colour and sound as DJs keep the night moving, street artist Sam paints live in the forecourt, food trucks keep us fed and a pop-up bar serves up beer, cider and soft drinks.

Frankston Library Forecourt on Playne Street

Principal Partner

Frankston City

Media Partner

Triple R FM

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