Mar
12
2013

Tasmazia’s Int’l Mural Fest back in Sheffield this April

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The proclaimed 'Town of Murals' will once again play host to Tasmazia's International Mural Fest this year, with the unique art competition held annually in Sheffield, Tasmania.

Since the first mural was commissioned almost 30 years ago, more than 60 other permanent murals have followed with the common theme of the beautiful north-west Tasmanian town's history.

The murals are based on real stories and events of the past, featuring community leaders, pioneers and farmers.

Brian Inder of Tasmazia founded the Mural Fest to provide unique and contemporary artworks that "complement the Town of Murals colourful landscape", ensuring that visitors have something new to see each year.

Every Easter Sunday the Mural Fest kicks off with a public 'paint off', with each artist needing to complete a 2100mm x 4800mm mural using the same poem as their mural's central theme and inspiration.

No two Mural Fests are ever the same, with a new poem selected each year – allowing for a new splash of creativity in the region.

The Mural Fest competition takes place in Sheffield's "very own outdoor art gallery" at Mural Park, in the heart of Tasmania's Cradle Mountain touring region.

The end of the paint off week will see a panel of qualified judges make a decision on the winner of the event's $12,500 award.

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