Seven epic street art murals will emerge across the Ipswich CBD this August, during Brisbane Street Art Festival.
It's the first year of involvement in the five-year-old festival for Ipswich.
“The Ipswich city centre provides a unique canvas for artists to create large scale public artworks to enhance the urban space through expressive dialogue,” Festival Director Lincoln Savage says.
“The diverse curated programme of local and interstate artists intends to highlight the local culture and history along with developing new stories and conversations for the future of the city.
“The public engagement programme will provide opportunities for skills development of local artists and a chance for the public to meet and interact with the artists while they are installing their works.”
There are opportunities to connect with the artists on site, hands-on socially-distanced workshops in the Ipswich Woollen Mills, and a livestreamed Swich Up Party with interviews, performances and a Scribble Slam art battle.
“Ipswich has a very active arts and cultural scene that contributes to our strong sense of community identity while also providing social and economic benefits,” Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding says.
“The programme will not only provide important networking and development opportunities for Ipswich artists but also deliver seven world-class, large-scale public murals for our community.
“These murals are the first step to creating a street art trail that showcases the work of our artists and enhances the vibrancy of our city.”
One of the involved artists, Rachael Sarra, says there's a lot of excitement surrounding this opportunity.
“Having the opportunity to create work in the city I’ve grown up in is really exciting. It’s great to be able to see art and culture reflected in our communities,” she says. Click here for information regarding mural locations and programme information.
Ipswich Street Art line-up
Fintan Magee Gus Eagleton Emily Devers Ash Taylor Jordache STYNA Rachael Sarra
The public are invited to view the completed murals on 8 and 9 August.