For the 3rd year running over 30 artists will gather on Pyrmont Bridge from Thursday 20th until Sunday 23rd September, giving Sydneysiders the opportunity to explore art in the making, as the artists compete for the title of 2007 Champion Pavement Artist with a first prize of $5000
With an annual audience of over 120 000 visitors across 4 days Chalk the Walk Urban Art Festival has secured its position as the must see creative festival in Sydney. No where else can you observe so many talented artists creating their masterpieces for the general public in such a premiere location.
In 2006 Chalk The Walk astonished Sydney with artworks created by means of chalk & the pavement. It gave the audience an opportunity to experience art in the making and interact with the artists.
Jenny McCracken is back again in 2007 to create another 3D masterpiece showcasing why she has won Pavement Art Festivals around the world.
"Ive been closely involved with 6 international pavement art festivals, 4 as a competitor. This was the highest standard out of any of them so far that I have had the pleasure to be involved with"
Last years winner Gary Jagamarra (image above), the indigeneous artist, who took out both the Champion Pavement Artist 2006 title and the Peoples Choice Award, will be this years Guest Artist.
Chalk The Walk is expanding this year trialing new art themes and disciplines such as Chalk Graffiti, Body Art and Performance Art. 2008 will see Chalk The Walk Urban Art Festival expand to Melbourne and Brisbane. www.chalkthewalk.com