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Revisiting Italy and the History of Chalk Art

A fellow member of my book club recently rented a copy of our CHALK DVD from Moreland City Libraries and after viewing it, she took the time to write to me and tell me how much she enjoyed it. Her comments took me back to the time I was first introduced to the world of pavement art, and the wonder that chalk art can create. “I have often marvelled at footpath chalk artists when I saw them at work in the CBD, but had little appreciation, other than as a ‘passer-by’ of the big story behind their work” she explained, “The DVD took me from Hope Street Brunswick (liter

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Australian Artist Wins World Street Painting Festival

Arnhem, Netherlands played host to the World Street Painting Festival from 9-12 July.  Thirteen artists from Italy, Germany, Ukraine, Holland, USA, Mexico, Ireland and Australia were invited to produce 3D artworks based on the theme 'Inspired by Van Gogh'. Australia's Champion Pavement Artist Jenny McCracken and I travelled to the event to represent Chalk Urban Art Festival. The standard of work was incredibly high and neither of us expected Jenny to take out top prize. "It's a real honour to be recognised amongst such an exceptional group of international artists" sa

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Chalk: An Australian Perspective – NOW SCREENING!

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 ar

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Sarasota Chalk Festival 2012 – It’s a wrap!

Well over a hundred thousand people visited Sarasota Chalk Festival this year, I was one of the lucky ones to experience the festival from start to finish and see international chalk artists, street painters and graff artists produce magnificent works of art.  Having taken a sabbatical from Chalk Urban Art Festival to experience other festivals and explore international opportunities I am really glad I included Sarasota on my list this year.Sarasota Chalk Festival has a great program that attracts people from far and wide. In addition to the artworks there was great music,