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Wonderwalls Festival Port Adelaide 2015

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Port Adelaide - You're about to become our Wonderwall
The Wonderwalls Festival is coming to Port Adelaide for the very first time in January 2015. Come along between 23 and 25 January for three days of events where you can watch as renowned Adelaide-bred, national and international street artists transform the walls of Port Adelaide into a giant interactive canvas. Best of all the festival is free, so make sure you bring all your mates to check it out.

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Port Adelaide's walls will come to life in January 2015

Born in Wollongong in 2011, this will be the very first time that Wonderwalls will journey to another city. And as another first, a feature mural of the event will be painted on the side of a nine-storey building - it will be the biggest ever attempted in Australia to date. Wonderwalls 2015 is a collaboration between Renewal SA and Australian art collective The Hours, along with the City of Port Adelaide Enfield Council and Ironlak. It's so great to see government organisations getting behind these initiatives and supporting talented artists; encouraging the community to interact with art in a whole new way as a result.

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This impressive piece is only three storeys. Imagine what they can do with nine. Adelaide - you haven't seen anything yet!

The above mural sits near Topham Mall and was commissioned by Adelaide City Council, converting what would be a bland car park wall into a lively space to pass by on your way to work. Another well-known South Australian street artist, Vans The Omega, will be involved in the festival and we can't wait to see what vibrant colour and imagery he will conjure onto the bare walls of Port Adelaide. He produced one of our favourite murals on the wall of a laneway just off Rundle Street.

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Yay! Vans the Omega will be involved in Wonderwalls 2015

We recommend attending the opening night (Jan 23) festivities that begin at 6pm. What beats live mural painting and DJ's? An evening accompanied by Adelaide's favourite food and drink trucks, of course. It doesn't stop there though - meet the artists and purchase unique art at an exhibition on show too. Meet up with all the cool people at the Flour Shed, Harts Mill on Mundy Street in the Port. The night doesn't wrap up until 10pm so you have plenty of time to watch the murals begin to form under the stars.

If you are busy on Friday, don't fret. There is an uber-sweet laneway party on the cards for Saturday night with food and drink by Red Lime Shack and Mayfair Bakery. You'll find everyone hanging in the rear lane off Robe Steet from 5pm onwards. For all other events, tours and shows - check out the full program here.

Keep an eye on the Wonderwalls website and stay up to date in the lead up to the event.
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Why? Witness the walls of Port Adelaide come alive!
When: 23 to 25 January 2015. Full program here:
Where: Port Adelaide SA 5015
Cost: FREE
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