The “Wall to Wall” festival is transforming Benalla.
Now in it’s fourth year, Wall to Wall is a street art festival held over the Labour Day long weekend. Many talented artists come to Benalla to create murals on public spaces around the central-north Victorian town. The art work may cover ugly graffiti, or bare walls, but according to their website, the Wall to Wall festival has brought “...a breath of fresh air, and a new coat of new paint to the already colourful town“.
I saw so much street art in just 90 minutes
Spending less than two hours in Benalla to take in the Wall to Wall festival, and have dinner, I couldn’t count how many separate murals I stopped to admire and photograph. Many of the street art works were still being created, with the artists happy to say “hello” or have a quick chat.
I’ve previously only visited the industrial areas of Benalla for work, or bypassed it completely on the Hume Freeway, but it’s now on my “go-to” list of regional towns. I certainly plan to re-visit Benalla to see the growth of street art and explore the rest of the town, camera in hand, to see what else I can find.
Check out this page in the Vic Pics Gallery for all the street art photos I was able to take in my short stop at the Wall to Wall festival, and keep an eye out for more photography from Benalla coming soon.