It is all happening in Newcastle, Australia, at the moment with Look Hear presenting Hit The Bricks next week from November 22nd until 24th. Hit The Bricks is the first street art festival of it’s kind for the city once known for steel production with twelve walls being painted over the duration of the festival. Newcastle has been emerging as a city to watch for street art over the years with a number of pieces by local and national artists making their mark here.
Hit The Bricks will see Newcastle host some of street art’s most globally recognised artists to share their talent in painting large scale aerosol artworks. The line up is nothing short of stellar so check it out here. The festival will also include a street art panel, a bike ride tour to see all the works in production and a HTB shop to you can find a momento to take home.
The local interest and support is strong with a number of articles and interviews coming out over the past week. Today there is a feature article in The Herald with Adnate which is well worth a read, here. It is really good to see people getting behind the concept of street art, showing support for this ever-growing art form. 1233 ABC Newcastle have even gone to far as to start a catalogue, which is already getting many contributions from across the region. Artists from Hit The Bricks met with 1233 to talk about the festival and street art in Newcastle earlier this week – listen to it here.
Street Art Walking will be on the ground (overwhelmed with excitement to see the Newcastle cultural facelift happen!) taking photos and hoping to snap some interviews up with artists so keep an eye on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to stay in the loop online.