Local artist Christian Griffiths is currently in Sheffield, Tasmania competing in Tasmazia’s International Mural Fest. This is his third year as a finalist, and he is currently contesting the title of winner, as last year he won the Judge’s Award category.
Tasmazia’s International Mural Fest attracts over 10,000 visitors to the area and is held annually in Mural Park at Sheffield. The International Mural Fest lasts for one week, starting on Easter Sunday and requires the nine competing finalists to complete one mural. The murals are all 2100mm x
4800mm and the inspiration for the murals are based on a poem. This years poem Food Bowl “The golden bloom of fertility lies on the land/ And feeds us with flavour” was written by Lorraine McNeair and provided the artists with a broad range of ideas to draw from. Christian’s mural Ravenous Machine depicts farming machinery taking over the bucolic landscape.
Christian said he “really enjoyed traveling to Tasmania to compete at the international level. There are some great artists here and it is a privilege to work with the high standard some of my fellow competitors”. Christian began his professional artistic career over a decade ago and hasn’t looked back. The winner will be announced at 3 P.M. Tuesday on the 10th April 2012. His work can be viewed on his website www.aerograffix.com or https://www.facebook.com/ aerograffix