World comes to Benalla street art festival

31 Jan 2018 Mansfield Courier, Mansfield VIC (General News) Wall to Wall Festival: Labour Day Weekend, March 9 12, 2018, Benalla, Victoria. NOW approaching its fourth year, the Wall to Wall Festival has cemented itself as a worldclass street art festival and has put Benalla on the map as a pioneering leader in street art. Im proud to say Benalla is the most exciting street art location in the country, said Wall to Wall Festival artistic director, Shaun Hossack. The collection of street art works in Benalla is second to none. Even Melbourne, one of the worlds foremost destinations for street art, doesnt have this many murals in the one spot. Benalla has become the regional street art capital of the country, with a densely populated outdoor street art gallery of more than 60 iconic public artworks by Australias leading street artists, local emerging artists and renowned international artists. This years festival will be even bigger than the last with two satellite sites selected, with both featuring silo art by two world leading street artists. The towns selected are Goorambat and Devenish, both located a short drive from Benalla. Temporary, inflatable sculptures will also be dotted around the town by one of Australias most revered contemporary street artists, Anthony Lister. Another exciting element at this years festival is a cutting edge virtual reality street art simulator at the events main festival hub, giving viewers a unique first person perspective of what it feels like to be a spray paint artist. Im thrilled that (we are) yet again supporting the Wall to Wall festival in my home town, said Jaclyn Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria). Since its inception I have worked hard to ensure the festival receives Victorian Government funding and its fantastic to see the event grow each year. The festival brings thousands of people to my beautiful home town, boosting the local economy and supporting local jobs. It also has reinvigorated Benalla, putting it on the world stage as a leader in street art. The Wall to Wall Festival is something we can all be extremely proud of. What: Wall to Wall Festival Where Benalla When: March Labour Day long weekend, March 9 12. Caption Text: EYE ON BENALLA: Artist Dvats Regent Honeyeater from last years Wall to Wall festival.Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this