Debut Pave the Way to Gular Arts Festival was a hit!
Eleven renowned artists from across Australia visited Gulargambone for four days in April to create the wildest of make overs.
Twelve buildings, one water tower and two footpaths were chosen for wonderful murals including 3D interactive artworks.
There was also a collaborative work where the community was invited to participate. The “Paint by Numbers” depicted a horse herding some cattle which entertained the crowd for hours and produced a very eye-catching result.
The visiting artists included outback icons Peter Browne and John Murray working their whimsical magic. The ‘old hands’ were joined by urban artists Goodie, James Giddy and Sam Brooks who enjoyed his first foray into the true outback of Australia. American artist Rudy Kistler and DNart, a self-taught French/Vietnamese artist gave the group an international flavour. Anchoring the team was Australia’s most awarded pavement artist Jenny McCracken working tirelessly for three weeks on the town’s water tower and high profile artist Kaff-Eine added a new dimension. Claire Foxton delivered an astounding portrait of local character Peter Simpson. Coonamble local Sooty Welsh also joined the team and added some Indigenous designs to the mix. The festival was designed to boost Gulargambone’s fortunes by attracting visitors and encouraging passing traffic to pause in the town and appreciate the public art.
Check out the event on Instagram @pave_the-way_to_gular
And Facebook! @Pave The Way to Gular Arts Festival
And check out our YouTube channel for some videos from the debut 2018 festival.
Thank you to our generous sponsors and funding partners:
Country Arts Support Program (CASP) through Regional Arts NSW
Coonamble Shire Council
Image: Local legend Peter Simpson painted by visiting artist Claire Foxton on the back of two eight two eight Cafe