Since 2009, the hardworking folk behind annual design and art festival, LOOK HEAR, have been doing great things for the city of Newcastle. From giving aspiring artists a platform to showcase their work, bringing some of Australia's best creatives to the city, and feeding the local community with a stack of visual treats, LOOK HEAR has concreted itself as an influential and integral part of the city's creative scene.
This year, LOOK HEAR will be presenting Hit The Bricks, a street art festival which will be painting Newcastle with world class art.
Bringing together some of the most skilled and esteemed creators of street art, Hit The Bricks will be coming to Newcastle in November to bring art to the streets. Culminating over three days, the festival will play host to an expansive selection of renowned artists all using walls as their canvas. The public will be invited to witness art being created before their eyes, and get up close to the artists creating them. Certain locations will offer food and drinks for guests and a map will be devised denoting locations of walls for visitors to follow. A bike tour will also be taking place for people to travel from wall to wall. Opening with an artist panel at the Newcastle Art Gallery on Friday 22 Nov, and a few surprises to be announced later, Hit The Bricks will be like nothing you’ve ever seen.
Artists participating in the weekend events include:
ADNATE, ASKEW ONE, BAFCAT, BEASTMAN, FINTAN MAGEE, GRIZZLE, JUMBO, MIKE MAKA, MIKE WATT, NUMSKULL, PHIBS, SHIDA, SOFLES and UMPEL.
The festival will take place from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 of November 2013.
For more information head to the LOOK HEAR website.