An Epic New Street Art Festival Is Taking Over Mount Lawley This April!
As 2022 March-es into April, so too does Mount Lawley continue its march back into prominence as the suburb du jour for all things cultural in Perth.
With some killer recent openings like Bar Rogue and The Beaufort in just the last couple of months, the suburb’s various walls are next on the agenda with the arrival of an awesome new street art festival – No More Blank Walls.
From the very capable hands and minds of Blanks Walls, an international street art company founded here in Perth by Jerome Davenport, Will Clark and Alex Harvey, No More Blank Walls will run from April 8-16, featuring an array of activations, murals, live art, gallery exhibition, community events, workshops, tours, talks, parties and more!
They’ve teamed up with the City Of Stirling, curating a fantastic lineup of mostly local talent in an effort to enhance Perth’s reputation as a street art powerhouse in Australia. Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin, like the rest of us, pretty excited: “Arts and cultural events and experiences contribute to vibrant, creative and connected communities, so it is the City’s goal to support organisations and communities that aim to enliven their local precincts, such as this one…
“These murals will become cultural assets that will provide long-term benefits to the community and businesses in the area long after the festival by enhancing the sense of place and contributing to economic development. I can’t wait to see Mount Lawley come alive with street art in April.”
The festival is also being supported by an array of sponsors including Graphenstone, an eco-friendly paint company that produce paints that absorb CO2 from the air, and Chilly’s, a sustainable water bottle brand ditching plastic bottles and giving a canvas to artists along the way: “Supporting artists and giving them a canvas to show their work to the world is a big part of what we do, so it’s great to be involved in the NMBW festival which is doing exactly that,” said Chilly’s creative and marketing lead, Phillip Jacobson.
Blank Walls longstanding bromance with beer brewer legends Pirate Life will continue as well, with a dedicated festival beer offering $5 from case sold towards the festival, and the official after party going down at Pirate Life Perth.
And of course, legendary local art store The Butcher Shop, in collaboration with Montana Colors, will be the exclusive spray paint partners.
“Putting on our own street art festival has been a goal of ours since we started Blank Walls back in 2019,” said Will Clark. “We’re so proud that we’re able to showcase some of the amazingly talented creatives we’ve had the opportunity to work alongside over the years and it’s an honour to do it in our home city of Perth… With every thing going on in the world right now, there’s no better time to turn some blank spaces into beautiful places.”