Arnhem, Netherlands played host to the World Street Painting Festival from 9-12 July. 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 Champion Pavement Artist Jenny McCracken and I travelled to the event to represent Chalk Urban Art Festival. The standard of work was incredibly high and neither of us expected Jenny to take out top prize. “It’s a real honour to be recognised amongst such an exceptional group of international artists” said McCracken, “it was a well curated event and great to see the public being so responsive and posing in the artworks”.
1ST: Jenny McCracken (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)
Photo courtesy of Michelangelo LC
2ND: Roberto Carlos Trevino Rodriguez (Monterrey, MEXICO)
3RD: Ruben Poncia (Utrecht, NETHERLANDS)
The jury consisted of representatives of City of Arnhem and Arnhem Museum. Jenny McCracken was chosen because of her concept, effectiveness of 3D, technique, composition, colour and interactivity.
Usually the artists would work in chalk but this year they worked with latex paints. The artworks will be on display in Arnhem for the next two months.
Read all about Jenny’s win in the Herald Sun.