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Australian Wins World Street Painting Festival!
In July 2015, Australia’s Most Highly Awarded Pavement Artist Jenny McCracken and Creative Producer Andi Mether travelled to Holland to represent Chalk Urban Art at the World Street Painting Festival in Arnhem.
Thirteen artists from Italy, Germany, Ukraine, Holland, USA, Mexico, Ireland and Australia were invited to produce 3D artworks based on the theme ‘Inspired by Van Gogh’.
Australia’s Largest 3D Street Art Painting
19-26 October, 2014
Sydney’s Customs House forecourt became a spectacular outdoor gallery and home to an incredible 3D artwork created by Australia’s most highly awarded pavement artist, Jenny McCracken and internet sensation Leon Keer from the Netherlands. The innovative duo were supported by 6 artists from around the country. Over 6 days the team produced the 350sqm optical illusion titled ‘Wasting Time’.
View timelapse footage of Australia’s largest 3D Street Painting coming to life! Read on for more info and check our Gallery for progress shots.
Our Canvas – Day One
Our Finished Artwork – ‘Wasting Time’
Watch us LIVE on Weekend Sunrise on Saturday 25 October
The artwork will be created between 19 and 24 October and will fill Customs House forecourt. The camera viewpoint will be from the second floor beneath the clock, the height will add incredible depth to the artwork. This will be an Australian, if not World first!
Throughout the week you can see the artwork come to life on the pavement and have the opportunity to speak to the artists while they work. On Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th the public will be able to pose in the artwork for photos and we’ll run ‘take part in art’ activities for all ages to participate.
Missed us on SBS On Demand? Copies of our documentary ‘Chalk: An Australian Perspective’ will be on sale at the Festival for the special price of $20 (cash only). Find out more about the global phenomena of pavement art and how our fabulous Aussie artists fare against the world’s best.