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Benalla Street Art

The Colourful Street Art of Benalla, Victoria

April 28, 2020 2 Comments

The regional town of Benalla in North East Victoria, Australia is fast becoming recognised as one of Australia’s top spots for street art. We can see why! This place is absolutely outstanding with any spare blank canvas turned into an incredible street mural. With artists form Australia and across the globe, the introduction of urban street art into this community has well and truly put Benalla on the map. 

Benalla Street Art

ARTIST – LEONARD SIAW – DENNY STREET TOILET BLOCK

Benalla Street Art – How it Begun

The Benalla Street Art group was formed in 2015 with a vision and belief that they could bring street artists to Benalla. The generosity of the community brought this vision to life with Victoria’s first regional urban contemporary street art festival called, The  Wall to Wall Festival.

 

Benalla Street Art

ARTIST – ANTON PULVIRENTI – BERTALLI’S BAKERY

Benalla Wall to Wall Festival 

During one weekend in April each year, artists from all around the world come to Benalla to paint their works on any available surface. 

One thing we weren’t aware of until after our visit is that from time to time, the murals do get painted over. We were disappointed to hear this as they are simply outstanding, but we understand why and that is to keep it fresh and relevant for years to come. For more information on the Wall to Wall Festival, CLICK HERE. 

Benalla Street Art

ARTIST – MATTIE DAVIS – ALLEYWAY

Benalla Street Art Tours 

If you would like a guided tour of the stunning street art, tours can be booked with the team at Visit Benalla or you can CLICK HERE to book a tour. They give you insite into the world of international street art, the artists, and who created the works and stories behind it.

We personally went out on our own mission to see them and tick them off. A highlight was one piece that is by Adnate which has been voted 8th best in the world, which is located 3 stories high overlooking the Main Street of Benalla. 

Benalla Street Art

ARTIST – CLINTON LEVY – DENNY STREET ALLEYWAY

The Collection Worth Visiting 

This is a town you will well and truly get a kick out of visiting, painted buildings, alleyways, shops, skate parks, library walls and even the public toilets.  We share some of the Benalla street art that we uncovered. We won’t share them all as that will spoil all the fun.

 

Benalla Street Art

ARTIST – TIM BOWETELL

 

Benalla Street Art

ARTIST – JAGUNG

 

Benalla Street Art

ARTIST – TARSHA DAVIS

 

Benalla Street Art

ARTIST – KAFF-EINE – DENNY STREET COMMUNITY WALL

 

Benalla Street Art

ARTIST – ROSIE WOODS – SIDE OF TARGET

North East Silo Art Trail 

If you couldn’t get enough of the street murals in Benalla, we highly recommending taking a drive and discovering the North East Victoria Silo Art Trail. For full details refer to our post – North East Victoria Silo Art Trail 

Sophia of Goorambat – North East Silo Art Trail

Final Thoughts 

It is a 10 out of 10 to the township of Benalla. We enjoyed our time discovering all the incredible artwork across the city. Some of the choices we didn’t love, but others may. The fact is the initiative behind this has well and truly put Benalla on the Map as a tourist destination to visit and has injected tourist dollars to local businesses.

Its a must visit from us.

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loveyourtravels is joint travel blog by engaged couple Stacey and Wayne. The blog is to encourage others to get out there and see their own backyard. Even if its day trips, weekends, holidays or full time travel we do it all. We love to share our travel experiences, thoughts and costs. Planning our Wedding in March 2019 then taking off immediately after to Road Trip and Work Australia.

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    Digital Media

    July 29, 2020

    Before reading this article I never thought to visit Benalla. But now travel to Benalla is my next destination especially I want to see street art of Benalla.Digital Media

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    SmartBox

    February 4, 2021

    These murals are amazing! Road tripping in the streets of Benalla really is interesting and fascinating. This is a truly an awesome effort from the community and the artists of this city.

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