Our Chalk documentary airs on SBS1 7 October at 1pm
‘Chalk: An Australian Perspective’ follows Australia’s Champion Pavement Artists Jenny McCracken and Anton Pulvirenti
We journey with them to the piazza of Grazie di Curtatone in Italy to compete at the world’s most influential yet gruelling pavement art competition, Incontro Nazionale dei Madonnari. We explore how this once dying art form has evolved and exploded in popularity around the world.
Above: ‘My Blue Angel’ 3D chalk art by Australia’s Jenny McCracken
We meet Master Artist Kurt Wenner, the inventor of 3D pavement art and share in the excitement as Jenny McCracken wins gold and achieves her dream of becoming the first Australian Madonnara.
Narrated by Charles Waterstreet, CHALK: An Australian Perspective explores the art of street painting and the passion these artists have for chalk.
A Zest Events International production
Financed with the assistance of Forming Circles and Mrs C.Norman.
1 x 54 minutes
Distributor: Lara von Ahlefeldt, SBS International
Executive Producer: Renata Cooper
Produced and Directed by: Andi Mether
Written by: Andi Mether and Claire Balart
DOP: Claire Balart
Editor: Rodrigo Balart