Port Adelaide to host major new street art festival

Wonderwalls 23-25 January 2015

The streets of Port Adelaide are set to become a giant, interactive canvas when the hugely popular Wonderwalls Festival comes to Adelaide for the first time in January 2015.

Presented by Renewal SA and The Hours, together with City of Port Adelaide Enfield and Ironlak, Wonderwalls is a major street art festival that brings together the best mural artists from around the world.

The free three-day festival will run from 23 to 25 January with local, national and international artists transforming the Port into an open air gallery with large-scale murals, artist talks and entertainment.

The Wonderwalls phenomenon began in Wollongong in 2011 and is celebrated as one of the leading street art festivals in Australia.

Renewal SA Chief Executive, John Hanlon, says the festival will bring a unique and interactive arts experience to the Port.

“The Wonderwalls Festival provides an opportunity for visitors and the community to watch as large-scale works are created in front of their eyes”.

“The interactive exhibitions will transform previously blank walls into stunning works of art that are completely unique to Port Adelaide” he said.

Founding member of The Hours, Brad Eastman, said the opportunity to bring the festival to South Australia was an exciting prospect.

“Wonderwalls has grown from strength to strength each year and the Port Adelaide festival is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before”.

“Wonderwalls will bring the world’s most highly acclaimed street artists to work alongside Adelaide’s finest and we expect some of the murals to be the largest ever seen in Australia”, he said.

The Hours is an art collective made up of some of Australia’s most distinctive contemporary street artists focused on presenting a wide range of art based creative projects, exhibitions and ideas to the public through collaborating with forward thinking cities, brands, galleries and institutions.

Renewal SA is working with the community to create a ‘living port’ that celebrates a maritime past whilst embracing the future. The aim is to have more people living, working, investing and spending time in the Port.

For more information, visit www.wonderwallsfestival.com.