Banna Lane Festival Back For 2021
Friday, 30 Apr 2021Following a cancellation due to COVID-19 last year, the Banna Lane Festival is back in what is set to be an exciting event for Griffith.
First held in 2019, the Banna Lane Festival is a not-for-profit public art initiative focused on curating a set of large scale murals throughout Banna Lane.
The Festival set out to transform the dreary Lane into an artistic hub and will add to the existing 5 murals from 2019.
This year, in partnership with Griffith City Council and local business owners, the Banna Lane Festival will activate four mural sites, painted by national artists George Rose, Reubszz, MAN.De, and local Wiradjuri artist, Allan McKenzie Senior.
Each artist will each bring their own unique style to their sites along the laneway, further transforming the once dreary and dull public space.
Event Organiser, Carrah Lymer said the Banna Lane Festival received over 70 applications from artists to paint at the 2021 festival.
'We received applications from Argentina, United States, France and many other countries, as well as across Australia," said Mrs Lymer.
"This is an incredible response given we are a relatively remote city in Australia and demonstrates just how important these projects are."
The festival will also host a series of activities throughout the week such as Artist Talks and Tours, Youth Spray Painting Workshop, and a Meet the Artists event.
"The major event, Lighting up the Lane will be held on the evening of Saturday 8 May 2021, which will celebrate the addition of artwork to the city's landscape," said Mrs Lymer.
"It will be a family friendly event with plenty of activities, performers and food for everyone to enjoy."
For more information visit bannalanefestival.com or follow them on Instagram or facebook @bannalanefestival
Banna Lane Festival is proudly supported by Emerge Creative Agency, Griffith City Council, Street Scapes Griffith, Quest Apartments Griffith, Inspirations Paint Griffith, Liftek, Dobija Print World, and unWINEd Riverina.
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