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(Photo – Mural Fest Artists 2020)

(Photo – Mural Fest Artists 2020)

CALLING ALL MURAL ARTISTS

Kentish Arts Commerce and Tourism is excited to announce Davies Construction Tasmanian Mural Fest will be taking place in Sheffield between Monday 7th November and Friday 11th November 2022.

This year nine artists from around Tasmania will be selected to paint a mural over a five-day period based on the theme ‘The Place I Call Home’. Two prizes will be awarded, The People’s Choice Award ($7000) and the Highly Commended Award ($2000). Murals will remain on display in Mural Park for eleven months until the murals are relocated to the towns they represent, forming Kentish Arts Commerce and Tourism’s newest initiative, the ‘Tasmanian Mural Trail’. This unique mural trail will begin and end in Sheffield and will showcase the special characteristics that towns around Tasmania call their own.

“Tasmanian councils and arts groups are being encouraged to seek out and sponsor an artist to paint a mural representing their town or region at this year’s Mural Fest, a mural which will find its home in the town it represents and will form part of the Tasmanian Mural Trail” stated Sandy Brattstrom, President of Kentish Arts Commerce and Tourism (Kentish ACT).

Sandy further commented, “Mural Fest is committed to creating an annual event which contributes to the unique interest of the ‘Town of Murals’ by providing emerging and established artists with an opportunity to showcase their talents in a public forum, assisting in their artistic growth and development, and promoting mural art as a valued art form. We’re all looking forward to a great Mural Fest in November!”

This year, Mural Fest is looking for Tasmanian mural artists to compete at Mural Fest while creating a special mural for their town/region and contributing to the launch of the Tasmanian Mural Trail in 2023. Mural artists are requested to email an Expression of Interest to either julianbale1@hotmail.com or info@muralfest.com.au. For further information visit www.muralfest.com.au or phone Arts Manager, Julian Bale on 0447 370 008.

Contact:  Sandy Brattstrom | President, Kentish ACT
P. 0427 475 113
E. ssbrat@activ8.net.au

Photo of Davies Construction Team at Construction Site

DAVIES CONSTRUCTION PARTNERS WITH MURAL FEST

(Photo – Davies Construction Team)

Davies Construction Partners With Mural Fest

Plans are well underway for Davies Construction Tasmanian Mural Fest 2022 with Davies Construction first to confirm the naming rights sponsorship for this great event.

Founder and CEO, Luke Davies commented, “Davies Construction chooses to sponsor Mural Fest each year because we love our local community. We believe in the vision of making Sheffield the Outdoor Art Gallery of Tasmania and the benefits this brand will bring to our kids and future residents of Sheffield and the Kentish Municipality”.

Scheduled to take place between Monday 7th November and Friday 11th November 2022, Davies Construction Tasmanian Mural Fest 2022 will be complemented by a number of special events including Muralisation of Objects, Virtual Reality Mural Painting, Mini Mural Painting for Children and Pop-Up Exhibitions in Sheffield.

“Without the generous support received from businesses in our community such as Davies Construction and the public, we would be unable to ensure the success of Mural Fest,” Kentish ACT President Sandy Brattstrom stated, “it’s a credit to those who have sponsored Mural Fest year after year ensuring its sustainability and growth while creating a unique event for all to enjoy.”

“It’s just a great feeling to be able to do something for another human being. Our team gets a real buzz out of donating their time to install the new mural boards every year,” Luke remarked, “and I love taking my kids to look at the art and talk about the meanings of murals.”

“Davies Construction is about more than buildings, we’re about what buildings make possible. The place we live has the power to change our lives. Our company exists to guide people through the design and building phase and provide comfortable, high quality, unique, inspiring, and healthy dreams that create a better quality of life. The same goes for art, it can inspire you and has the power to make you feel happy and grateful.”

Over the coming month, The Davies Construction Tasmanian Mural Fest Event Team will be busy securing sponsorships and hope those wanting to contribute to the event, will join Davies Construction in support of this great event. Together we can achieve great things and look forward to a fantastic event in November.

“On top of a company’s core mission it’s important to focus on more than just making money,” Luke commented, “We believe business can also give back and do some good in the community. We have the philosophy that you should give in order to receive, and that by spending money on sponsorship and community projects like Mural Fest, means our money creates more value than say Facebook ads. We can both help the community while generating awareness about our business and potentially creating new work for our team members, contractors, and suppliers.”

If you would like to join Davies Construction as a sponsor of Mural Fest, please contact Sandy Brattstrom on 0427 475 113.

Contact:  Sandy Brattstrom
President, Kentish ACT

P. 0427 475 113
E. ssbrat@activ8.net.au

(Photo – Mural Fest Artists 2020)

(Photo – Mural Fest Artists 2020)

Mural Fest 2022 – Save The Date

Kentish Arts Commerce and Tourism is excited to announce Mural Fest will be taking place between Monday 7th November and Friday 11th November 2022.

This year nine artists from around Tasmania will be selected to paint a mural over a five-day period based on the theme ‘The Place I Call Home’. Two prizes will be awarded, The People’s Choice Award ($7000) and the Highly Commended Award ($2000). Murals will remain on display in Mural Park for eleven months until the murals are relocated to the towns they represent, forming Kentish Arts Commerce and Tourism’s newest initiative, the ‘Tasmanian Mural Trail’. This unique mural trail will begin and end in Sheffield and will showcase the special characteristics that towns around Tasmania call their own.

“Tasmanian councils and arts groups are being encouraged to seek out and sponsor an artist to paint a mural representing their town or region at this year’s Mural Fest, a mural which will find its home in the town it represents and will form part of the Tasmanian Mural Trail” stated Sandy Brattstrom, President of Kentish Arts Commerce and Tourism.

Sandy further commented, “Mural Fest is committed to creating an annual event which contributes to the unique interest of the ‘Town of Murals’ by providing emerging and established artists with an opportunity to showcase their talents in a public forum, assisting in their artistic growth and development, and promoting mural art as a valued art form. We’re all looking forward to a great Mural Fest in November!”

If you would like to volunteer, become a sponsor, or require additional information, please contact Sandy Brattstrom on 0427 475 113.

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