Renowned Street Artists Transform “Problem Wall” for Walk The Walls 2022

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Cronulla RSL are proud to be supporting Cronulla Walk the Walls Street Art Festival in 2022. From 9-11th December, there will be 30 artists painting large, medium and small walls around Cronulla, adding to the existing art trail in the area.

The festival will be targeting ‘problem walls’ that are frequently tagged, in a bid to minimise vandalism and increase beautification of our public spaces.


cronulla RSL carpark wall

Cronulla RSL Wall: The Perfect Canvas

This is The Cronulla RSL carpark wall. It faces The Esplanade & Cronulla Park. It is regularly tagged & vandalised. The RSL have approached Sutherland Shire Council to have it included in the Cronulla Walk The Walls Street Art Festival.


Renowned street artist Tim Phibs, who is project manager and curator for the festival, hopes it will ‘promote the importance of public art in our urban spaces as well as the positive impact it can have in our community’.

Works will feature stories about country from first nation artists, portraits, pattern making and traditional graffiti.

Overall we have had a very positive response from the general community. We are excited to create a giant outdoor gallery, for anyone and everyone to experience."

Walk the Walls will also be supporting established and emerging artists, by creating opportunities to paint their beautiful work around the area. This industry was severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Check out this video from the 2019 Walk the Walls of Cronulla

Visual artists have been recruited to paint the murals, as part of a large crime prevention program to stop graffiti and vandalism and as a way to revitalise open spaces in Sutherland Shire.

Walk the Walls has been curated by Tim Phibs (a notable street artist) and is a joint project between the NSW Department of Justice and Sutherland Shire Council.


Wall Inspiration

Cronulla, our home, is a beautiful part of the world. Our Cronulla sand dunes are a 15,000-year-old landscape that date back to mesolithic times. We live on Sydney’s longest ocean beach, measuring more than 5km long.

"We share our home with some incredible wildlife & marine life, such as the Green & Golden Bell Treefrog, Eastern Blue Groper and the Broad-Billed Sand Piper.

We are even lucky enough to be able to spot Humpback Whales swimming by, as they migrate up and down our coast."


Walk the Wall Featured Artists

Tim Phibs

PHIBS is one of the most respected and renowned names in Australian Graffiti and Street Art. His public artworks are prolific in Melbourne and Sydney, as well as in many far-flung places across the globe.

Visit Tim's Website

Art of Sektor

Sektor is a Sydney based mural and graffiti artist. Who from an early age was en-thrilled by graffiti along the train lines in the early 90’s. His style is heavily based around flora and fauna, though he has worked for a number of years as a commercial mural artist.

View His Website

SNARL

SNARL is a graffiti writer from Sydney. He started painting in the mid 90's and since then has rocked some of the freshest panels and pieces Sydney has seen. He has his own style that can't be mistaken and can paint straight letters to tech 3D wild styles.

You can view SNARL's work here

Paul Riot

Riot is a multidisciplinary Muralist/Artist, Designer and Illustrator from Penrith with a passion for large-scale art. Paul is 100% self-taught. Every chance he get's to incorporate his art within community "is a dream come true".

Check out Paul Riot's Mural Here


Cronulla RSL are proud to be supporting the festival once again this year, with the addition of their car park wall being transformed. A mural has been painted on the Club’s wall (below) by Phibs and other talented street artists Ashley Johnston, Paul Riot & Brode Compton.

Everyone is going to have a different taste. We have tried to select a large diverse mix of different styles to showcase throughout the festival.” Tim.

The foursome have created a site-specific mural with coastal themes and a nod to our ANZAC Diggers. Working together over one week, they have created one large harmonious piece which features wildlife, marine life and landscape familiar to Cronulla.

We are excited to create a giant outdoor gallery, for anyone and everyone to experience” Tim, event curator.

Some of the elements included are the Green & Golden Bell Treefrog, Board Billed Sand Piper & Eastern Blue Groper.

This wall is the first of the 2022 Walk the Walls festival walls to be produced, and has already created interest and a buzz around town for the main event in December.


Finding The Wall

Cronulla RSL Memorial Club
38 Gerrale Street, Cronulla NSW 2230

The wall runs adjacent to the Esplanade, facing the Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club. Enter the Esplanade via Mentone Avenue or Cronulla Park.

More Information

The Cronulla RSL wall is on display 24hours a day. The remainder of the artworks can be viewed by following the art trail around Cronulla 9-11th December (details to be released).

For more information about the Cronulla RSL wall, the inspiration and the artists click here


Plan Your Visit

Make a day of it! Visit the club to see the amazing mural, plus eat & drink at our delicious select of cafes, restaurants & bars. There is NO better spot in the Sutherland Shire to enjoy a meal and drink

Cameron Laing
Owner | Director
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