A Celebration of Street Art

Art has the power to transform spaces, inspire minds, and bring communities together.
In 2020, a remarkable event took place during COVID restrictions, that perfectly captured the essence of art's ability to create a sense of unity and belonging. The Big Picture Fest, an annual street art festival, featured talented artists from around the world, and among them was the celebrated Australian artist, Mitch Revs.

The Big Picture Fest is an internationally renowned street art festival that takes place in various cities, aiming to transform public spaces through vibrant, thought-provoking art.The festival serves as a platform for established and emerging artists to showcase their skills, foster creativity, and engage with the local community. Since its inception, the festival has gained significant recognition for its ability to revitalise urban environments and foster a sense of pride and ownership among residents.

Mitch Revs, known for his distinctive style and whimsical characters, participated in the Big Picture Fest 2020.
Hailing from Newcastle, New South Wales, Revs has made a name for himself with his captivating murals and colorful, detailed designs. His work often features surf-inspired themes, and vibrant landscapes, creating a unique and enchanting visual language.

Revs left an indelible mark on the festival and the city. His large-scale mural, near the former Civic Station, was created with meticulous attention to detail. Revs' mural tells a story of his relationship with the sea, and that smooth seas never made a skilled sailor, especially after the year that we have all endured during COVID lockdowns.

The Big Picture Fest is not just about creating captivating artworks; it also seeks to engage the community, inspire dialogue, and encourage interaction with the art. Mitch Revs actively participated in community events during the festival, engaging with both aspiring artists and art enthusiasts of all ages. Through these interactions, Revs shared his passion for art, inspired others to pursue their creative aspirations, and fostered a sense of connection within the community.

The Big Picture Fest has had a profound impact on the community and the way art is perceived.
By transforming blank walls into vibrant canvases, the festival not only beautifies urban spaces but also promotes cultural exchange, artistic expression, and community pride. Mitch Revs' contribution to the festival exemplified his commitment to bringing art to the masses and bridging the gap between artists and the general public.

The Big Picture Fest 2020, featuring an incredible line up of incredible talent of artists, was a celebration of art, creativity, and community. The festival serves as a reminder that art has the potential to shape our environments, inspire minds, and foster a sense of unity, and that street artists play a vital role in creating a more colorful and connected world.

October 22, 2020 — MRG

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