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Free festival of street art, music, performance, food & fun
The familiar, everyday streets of Liverpool will come alive with colour during August as Liverpool City Council presents its first ever Street Art Festival. The festival will include art by some of Sydney's leading street artists, transforming the Liverpool streets with vibrant, large scale murals.
Accompanying the artworks there will be a festival on Saturday 13th August 2016 in the Bathurst Street South Carpark from 3pm - 8pm. The festival will include music, dance performances, restaurants, food trucks and market stalls.
Liverpool mayor Ned Mannoun said the festival compliments council's vision to turn the southern end of Macquarie Street into a future eating and dining street precinct. He said "It is hoped that the Street Art Festival will become an annual fixture on Council's event calendar that will continue to evolve as our city grows."
Participating artists will include:
Mulga The Artist - Sydney based artist and illustrator Joel Moore who paints murals, designs t-shirts and runs the Mulga clothing label.
Phibs Official-Graffiti/Fine Art/Street Art - A well known name in Australian Graffiti/Street Art. Tim describes his style as engaging the urban with the organic. His works reflect his notion of symbolism, multiculturalism and mythology.
Alex Lehours - A sydney based illustrator & designer. He describes his work as an eccentric explosion of chaos, humour, colour and randomness. He specialises in illustration, painting, murals, typography and branding.
Skulk - A Sydney-based artist working in painting, illustration and printmaking. He is known for his large-scale murals and playful characters.
Chocolate Einstein - Nick Hernandez is the artist behind the Chocolate Einstein label. He loves to paint and has his own kids clothing label. Working in a vast & vivid colour palette his art incorporates asymmetric and geometric shapes and symbols.
Amanda Parer - Amanda is a visual artist born in Sydney, but now based in Tasmania. Her work explores environmental concerns and she is well known for her public art installation "Intrude" which has travelled around the world and was shown at the 2014 VIVID Festival in Sydney. She is bringing the playful yet provocative giant inflatable rabbits of "Intrude" to Liverpool for the Street Art Festival.
The giant bunnies of Intrude by Amanda Parer (Image Credit: Amanda Parer)
Five large scale murals will be installed around the streets of Liverpool in the lead up to the event. Those of you paying attention may have noticed two murals already completed in Scott St and the Norfolk Serviceway.
Mural by Mulga "Davo and Pauly the Pizza Gorilla bros"
The Street Art Festival will also include an exciting and eclectic line up of performers including:
Shaun Parker & Company - dance theatre dedicated to making people think, feel and laugh. They will be performing their show Trolleys which is an intriguing mix of street dance, ballet, acrobatics and outdoor spectacle, all performed with shopping trolleys.
Trolleys performed by Shaun Parker & Company (Image Credit: Irven Lewis)
Mickey Sulit - a musician from Canberra playing acoustic, indie and pop music
You can also enjoy market stalls, restaurants and food trucks on the day. It will all be happening at the Liverpool Street Art Festival on the afternoon of Saturday 13th August 2016. Entry to the event at the Bathurst Street South Carpark is free. To view the Festival program click here. For more information click here.