The Big Picture Fest
22-24 March 2019
The Big Picture Fest
Frankston 22-24 March 2019
Frankston city centre’s skyline has been transformed thanks to the inaugural Big Picture Fest in March 2018 and is returning bigger and better in 2019 between March 22-24 with an all star line, which includes four of the worlds best contemporary street artists from Germany, Italy, New Zealand and France.
Along side these artists will feature Interstate and local Frankston talent from past and present who will help bring identity to this years festival, which will be announced soon.
The three-day festival is designed to bring our creative community together and raise the awareness of this thriving city centre as the new large-scale walls are painted live around the CBD during March.
The Big Picture Fest 2019 is headlined by world-renowned street artist’s Sat One ( Germany), Peeta ( Italy), Charles & Janine Williams ( New Zealand), Sam Songailo ( SA, VIC ) and Lucy Lucy ( France/VIC).
Save the dates and get your cameras ready for our 2nd street art festival featuring Friday 22nd March Street party, walking tours & Photographic tours presented by Canon and Teds Camera store Frankston.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Zedr, birth name Ryan Peik, is a Melbourne based, Adelaide born street artist. Currently residing in St Kilda, he has been painting for around twenty years.
His entry to art in general was through graffiti as a young teenager. His style is expressionism and his work is currently geared towards the juxtaposition of the organic natural and the man made technological influence we exist within.
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.”
The Big Picture Fest 2019
When: 22 – 24 March, 2019
Where: Various locations throughout Frankston City
Save the dates and get your cameras ready.
Don’t miss the walking and photographic tours presented by Canon and Teds Camera store Frankston.
The Block Party
Friday 22 March, 2019
Stiebel Place and Gallery Lane, Frankston
4.30pm – 10pm
Come along to celebrate the launch of the 2019 Festival at The Block Party!
Enjoy street art, music and food trucks nestled into a couple of laneways in the heart of Frankston City.
Entry is free, the vibe is chilled. See some International, National and Local Street Artists in action, hear some beats and enjoy some good food and local craft beer and wine.
Frankston Street Art Walking Tours in conjunction with The Big Picture Fest 2019
Explore Frankston City’s street art scene by joining one of the free Street Art Walking Tours taking place twice a day from Thursday 21 March to Sunday 24 March.
During the tour you will be able to watch local, national and international artists at work who will be showcasing their diverse range of talent from the local burbs, Melbourne, New Zealand, France, Germany and Italy.
Dates: Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 March, 2019
Daily tour schedule:
From 9.30 – 11am – 1.5 hour duration (Friday sold out, please see other days for availability)
From 12 – 1.30pm – 1.5 hour duration
(Max 20 people per tour)
Cost: Free (bookings essential)
Where: Tours start and finish at Frankston Library Forecourt, 60 Playne Street, Frankston
What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes, dress for the weather and an umbrella in case of rain (water, tour guide and high vis vest provided)
Where to park: Frankston Arts Centre or surrounding streets, please be mindful of time restrictions and fees