International MuralFest Tasmania 2018

International MuralFest Tasmania 2018

International Mural Fest is both a mural art competition and festival held annually at Easter in Sheffield, Tasmania’s ‘Town of Murals’. The first of its kind in the world, the competition is held in Mural Park, a purpose-built outdoor art gallery in the heart of Sheffield, and attracts artists and visitors from around the nation and globe.

Mural Fest tests artistic skill, endurance and tenacity: artists are subjected to public scrutiny, time constraints and sometimes unpredictable Tasmanian weather!

At the end of the paint off week, a panel of qualified judges decides the winner of the event’s major prize, the $15,000 Tasmazia Prize Award.  The Judges also decide the winner of the $5,000 World Of Marbles Highly Commended Award. During the paint off week, visitors and supporters who come to Mural Park to view the progress are encouraged to vote for their favourite artwork. At the end of the week, the artist whose painting receives the most votes is awarded the $2,000 “Slaters Country Store Award“.