Talkback Lounge presenter and local actor Nigel Chong caught up with Artistic Director at Theatre North at the Princess – for their lively and highly entertaining Art Rounds up for April! There’s a heap to chat about – as always – with this audio excerpt concentrating on the Mural festival and competition that was recently completed in Sheffield!
Every year for the past 31 years the small but picturesque township of Sheffield has hosted a mural painting competition. People from all around the state, country and world converge on the north west coast town to paint a mural based on their interpretation of a poem!
The judging was done via an independent three member panel, consisting of a community representative – former Sheffield high school teacher – our own Greg Leong – as fine artistic judge and the final judge from the mural organisation! The end result was 9 wonderful and inspiring murals were painted – which remain for all to enjoy for the next 12 months!
Queensland artist Gren Freeman won $15,000 for his mural based around the theme ‘Our Wonderful World!’ Nigel and Greg caught up with Gren to chat about his winning work and artistic background. Click on the audio and web links below for more details! Mural Fest