Bringing art to the streets

LOCAL CREATIVES UNITE... Bringing colour and life to Shepparton's CBD. Photo: Supplied

SHEPPARTON is home to many great creative and artistic minds. Shepparton Festival Creative Director, Jamie Lea, has assisted and motivated our local creative talent through some amazing concepts of how our CBD can be awakened and brought to life.

“Street Art can be an amazing draw card for any city or region, just look at the Silo Trails and even the recent footpath mural in Bendigo for the Mary Quant exhibition. Shepp already has some amazing Street Art but we want there to be more,” said local visual artist Rachel Doller when asked about the project.

“We have so much local talent that are ready and willing to show what they can do!”
The group of seven local creatives have started a GoFundMe campaign to help raise the funds that will aid them in getting their ideas out of their sketchbooks and into our streetscapes.

Some of the creatives include well known tattoo artist Monique Allan, the experienced mural duo of Sophie Wilson and Davidson Lopes and emerging visual artist Dery Theodorus.

“This is an exciting project that I’m thrilled to be participating in,” said Sophie Wilson.

“Art is a powerful tool that opens our minds and hearts and as an artist I have observed one of the unique aspects of street art which is the power of connecting the community.”

The theme for Shepparton festival this year is UNIFY which will be reflected in the artist’s work for the CBD activation project and also aligns with the essence of street art.
The GoFundMe campaign will be active until late May and the creatives will commence their projects in June.