The first ever Sutherland Shire Walk the Walls Street Art Festival was held back in March, 2018. Visitors were invited to cruise on down to Caringbah, walk the street art trail and view the large-scale murals that have brought colour to the streets of Caringbah.
30+ visual artists have been involved, including Phibs, Mulga, Ox King, Peque, Georgia Hill and many more, and they painted up a storm in one of the largest street art projects in Sydney.
The artists painted 1,500 square metres of walls in Caringbah 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 was curated by Phibs a notable street artist and is a joint project between the NSW Department of Justice and Sutherland Shire Council.
Walk the Walls is back for 2019 with Sutherland Shire Council set to once again host the hugely successful street art project following a $75,000 investment from the NSW Government.
The festival will be conducted in partnership with local businesses, community organisations and young people and will see an array of street artist beautify the streets of Cronulla, while the masses watch on and enjoy live music and food stalls.
This year, Surf Lane, Cronulla Street and Purley Place are just some of the locations that will be given spectacular makeovers during the muti-day festival and Shire Talk was there to report on the day!