Art and culture aren’t things that one typically associates with country towns. But that couldn’t be further from reality when one considers my hometown of Benalla, Victoria. Benalla not only has an awesome art gallery and a stellar performing arts centre, but it is the home to the annual Wall to Wall street art festival.
Now in it’s third year, Wall to Wall is responsible for some incredible pieces of artwork that are dotted around the town. Last week, artists began staking out their spots and sketching. On Saturday I took my camera for a walk to take a look at the works in progress.
This year’s offerings are varied and colourful, with a number of amazing 3D pieces included in the mix. If you have the means to travel to Benalla one weekend, I suggest you do so and take a long walk and gaze upon the amazing works of art that are dotted around the walls and pavements of this town.
As part of the festival, The Wall to Wall committee organized a giant community paint-by-numbers. Everyone was invited to come along and join in to create an amazing painting. Sadly, I’d forgotten that this was taking place and I was a tad too dressed up to muck in with the painters. I wish that I’d worn jeans instead so that I could have joined in the fun.
Do you have a favourite piece?