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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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Aussies Abroad – Netherlands Here We Come!

Well, it's time to wave the Aussie flag again. It’s almost 3 years since we caught up with our overseas counterparts in Europe and the USA. In lieu of holding Chalk Urban Art Festival this year Australia’s most highly awarded pavement artist, Jenny McCracken and I are heading to the Netherlands.  Our first stop is Utrecht to work on a project with Dutch artist Leon Keer for the UK's Chester Zoo and then on to Arnhem for the World Street Painting Festival. On our last visit to Europe we filmed the documentary ‘Chalk: An Australian Perspective’ which has since screened on

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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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Kurt Wenner – Recreating Creativity

While at Sarasota Chalk Festival I attended a lecture on creativity by Master Artist, Kurt Wenner and almost 3 weeks later I'm still thinking about it.  Here's a very brief summary that touches on a few points that were discussed as well as a few images that demonstrate Wenner's creativity.   In his lecture Wenner discussed how society is starting to realise that creativity is a vital part of human intelligence that may determine the success or failure of an individual or even of a nation in the next decades. But, he questions, how can creativity be incorporated into edu

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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,