Friday, 19 April 2013
Street Art Festival
Not everyone can travel to Melbourne and trawl around its laneways just to spot the infamous Banksy rat on a wall. And why would you want to anyway? Save your pennies (as its not there anymore) and stay local.
Adelaide this month is excitedly hosting its first ever Oi You! Adelaide Urban Art Festival where 22 works from the infamously satirical Banksy will be on show. Yes people, Banksy is coming to Adelaide. Well... some of his pieces are. Who knows he might actually be in town.
It's not all just about Banksy (UK), there will also be artwork showcasing Faile (USA), Swoon (USA), Antony Micallef (UK), David Choe (USA), Paul Insect (UK) and the Milton Springstreen (NZ).
There are lots of events on but the one that I'm most looking forward to is the Big Walls Tour. Local Adelaide artists take you on a stroll of the best artwork shown here on our streets. I like my urban art gritty and where it should be, on the street. None of this fancy under spotlight locked away inside business. We have some fabulously talented locals who I'd argue rival some of the bigger names coming down for the event. Instead of hitting the pub this weekend, get out there whilst the weather is still mild and check out some art!
Oi You Adelaide! Festival runs from Saturday, April 20 to Sunday, June 2 2013.