Some of the best street artists from around the world will be transforming Port Adelaide streetscapes this weekend at the free Wonderwalls Festival starting Friday.
The Port will once again provide the canvas for the transformation of prominent walls into large murals.
Over the three-day festival, 33 murals will be painted with more than 10,000 guests expected to view the artwork as it takes shape.
Among the international artists will be Telmo Miel from the Netherlands, Amanda Lynn from San Francisco, Fats from Canada, Inti from Chile, Fuzeillear from the UK and Natalia Rak from Poland.
The event kicks off with an opening night street party on Friday, backed up with another street part on Saturday night full of music, colour and food trucks.
There will also be artist talks, photo tours, walking tours and exhibitions, and all events are free.
The Wonderwalls Festival is presented by Wonderwalls, Renewal SA and the City of Port Adelaide Enfield together with art suppliers Ironlak and Taubmans.
The Opening Night Street Party will be at the Flour Shed at Hart’s Mill this Friday 21 April from 6pm to 11pm.
On Saturday night, Mundy Street will play host to a Street Party from 6pm to 11pm.
For the full festival program and more information visit the Our Port website.
The first Wonderwalls event was in Wollongong, New South Wales, in 2013.
In 2015, Port Adelaide hosted its first Wonderwalls Festival featuring works international street artists Sainer and Bezt of Etam Cru (Poland), Askew One and Elliot Francis Stewart (NZ).
22 international, national and local artists created astounding pieces of street art around, including two murals on the 7-storey Marine and Harbours Building on St Vincent Street.
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Housing and Urban Development Minister Stephen Mullighan
The Wonderwalls Festival is part of the State Government’s Our Port initiative to revitalise and rejuvenate the Port Adelaide precinct to get more people living, working, investing and spending time in the Port.
These giant works of art will complement and accentuate Port Adelaide’s unique character and celebrate the world’s most highly acclaimed street artists alongside Adelaide and Australia’s finest.
Adelaide has just been recognised for its vibrant street art community – one of just 27 cities around the world to be featured in a new Lonely Planet book Street Art, including murals from the 2015 Wonderwalls Festival.
This is a fantastic initiative which not only breathes new life in to the Port but also encourages thousands of people to visit this revitalised precinct.
Wonderwalls Artistic Director Joel Van Moore (aka Vans the Omega)
The opportunity to once again bring the festival to South Australia is an exciting prospect.
Wonderwalls grows from strength to strength each year and the 2017 Port Adelaide festival is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before.
Wonderwalls brings together some of 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.