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Wonderalls Festival Street Artists Sainer & Bezt At Work


The Wonderwalls Street Art Festival is returning to brighten Port Adelaide again in 2017, with an army of artists from Australia and around the world turning the Port into a colourful open air gallery. The festival is an inclusive event, bringing Adelaide street art fans and curious sightseers and locals together to gaze at the stunning creations.

The three day Wonderwalls festival takes place from Friday April 21 to Sunday April 23, with free things to do that will appeal to all ages. On Friday evening watch live mural painting by 17 hand picked artists at the Hart's Mill Flour Shed, as you listen to guest DJ sets by Oisima, Dialect and Trials from 6pm. Wander a South Australian art exhibition curated by Vans the Omega, with the option to buy some of the works - it's open all weekend.

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Mural by Guido van Helten at Harts Mill Flour Shed for Wonderwalls Festival


A range of food trucks will bring you gourmet goodies, and both alcoholic and soft drinks will be available, while a street party will let you rub shoulders with the artists from around the world.

Photographers love the opportunities at the Wonderwalls Street Art Festival, and there's an extra bonus of free things to do this year. Free Canon photo tours will run on Saturday between 9-11.30am and 3-5.30pm. Be sure to book your place online early to avoid disappointment.

Street art practitioners and fans won't miss the free Panel Discussion with selected artists in the Hart's Mill Flour Shed on Saturday afternoon at 3pm. If you brought the kids down, don't miss the chance to visit the Hart's Mill playground, otherwise wander the Port Adelaide Loop Path to see what's new since your last visit.

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Yelta Next to Wharf Shed 1 at Queens Wharf


Do take a look at historic Wharf Shed 1, which the Port of Adelaide National Trust is valiantly trying to save from demolition by a developer, with the support of local MP Susan Close.

Later on Saturday join in the buzz of the Street Party, with live mural painting and guest DJ sets from Inkswell, Shep and Trials. More food trucks will feed you fabulously fresh and flavourful food, or you can pop in to see the guys at Low and Slow American BBQ for some of their meaty morsels.

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A Birds Eye View of Wonderwalls Mural by Artist Askew One and Elliot Francis Stewart


Sunday is not a day of rest at Wonderwalls festival - take a free walk with an artist to admire the latest creations brightening the streets of Port Adelaide. I love the maritime heritage buildings of the Port that attract many visitors, but having a splash of creative colour about really invigorates the atmosphere too. (And you don't have to tour a tunnel to see the art).

For more info and details of artists at Wonderwalls Street Art Festival, see the Facebook page, event page, and the website. Not all artist names have been released, but expect Telmo Miel, Inti, Natalia Rak, Amanda Lynn, Fats Georgia Hill, Merda, KAB 101, MASIKA 126, Sam Songailo, Jake Logos, Claire Foxton, Elizabeth Close, Zedr, Fortrose, Jimmy C, Numskull, Muchos, Fuzeillear, and Vans the Omega as a minimum.

This is going to be a weekend of creativity and fun, with around 20 large scale walls being painted in a spectacular way all around Port Adelaide. A map will be available online soon, showing the various locations and which street artists will be there.
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Why? Watch artists at work creating large scale murals and street art
Where: Hart's Mill, Port Adelaide
Cost: Free
Your Comment
I'm in awe of the artists who can turn out these amazing paintings on such a large scale.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|5676) 40 days ago
Aaaaalove street art , do they stay on the buildings, not sure if I can get to see them that weekend .
by sylvi (score: 2|295) 54 days ago
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