Professional mural artist Christian Griffiths has been chosen as one of nine finalists for the the fourth year in a row for the International Mural Fest in Sheffield, Tasmania.
Christian, who is based in Murwillumbah, will travel to Sheffield for the week long competition for the first week of April and paint a mural based on a short poem titled Wild and Free.
Christian said “I’m stoked to be a finalist again for the festival. After winning it in 2011, I wanted the chance to defend the title. It’s also a great opportunity to meet other artists in the industry. It’s also bittersweet as I have to travel interstate just to get recognition for my art. Murals are often overlooked when it comes to public art.”
The annual competition is now in it’s tenth year and due to its success in attracting tourists to the small rural town of Sheffield, it has been replicated in Jamestown, South Australia.
Contact Ainslie or Christian for further details.
Tweed Valley Weekly, 14/2/13 page 18.