3D Chalk Art
Zest Events International
3D Chalk Art
Various locations along the Strand
About the Work
Zest Events International are returning to Ephemera this year and will be bringing along two inspiring and internationally acclaimed street artists to transform the pavement into chalk canvases. A favourite from past Festivals, Rudy Kistler will be returning to share his special brand of fun, interactive chalk art, and Festival newcomer Anton Pulvirenti will wow the crowds with his mind-bending 3D illusions. Visitors to the Festival are encouraged to explore the chalk art trail which will feature artworks that celebrate life in Tropical North Queensland. Have fun in the sun and sand, pose for photos in the chalk illusions and become part of the art!
About the Artists
Anton Pulvirenti (Gosford)
Anton Pulvirenti’s art is beautiful and intricate and is heavily influenced by his heritage, family and multi-faceted professional life. Anton is highly recognised in the chalk and pavement art scene, he has a Doctorate in Philosophy and he also teaches perspective and landscape drawing. His talent won him the title of ‘Champion Pavement Artist’ at Chalk Urban Art Festival in Sydney in 2007 & ‘Highly Commended’ in 2010. In 2012 he travelled to Italy to represent Australia at the 40th anniversary of world’s original and most prestigious street painting festival Incontro Nazionale dei Madonnari, a documentary about this journey ‘CHALK: An Australian Perspective’ screened on SBS1 in 2014. Anton has produced artworks for a variety of festivals, corporate and private events in Australia. He was feature artist at the Sarasota Chalk Festival and Qatar Marine Festival in Doha, and has worked with some great clients like Snoop Dogg, ABC’s ‘Play School’, FOX Sports, Marriott Hotel, MS Foundation, Powerhouse Museum and Volvo.
Rudy Kistler (Dorrigo, NSW)
Originally from Chicago USA, Rudy‘s art has taken him through America, Japan and now Australia.
Rudy brings his life experiences to his art; his pavement artworks are wonderfully interactive and live art performances are engaging, whether he be creating complex 3D illusions, murals, or running workshops for budding young artists. Since joining the Zest team Rudy has taken his brand of 3D art to Festivals across Australia like Taste Tasmania, Tamworth Country Music Festival and Parkes Elvis Festival. He regularly works with local government on street art campaigns and he has completed impressive permanent murals across NSW, Japan and the USA.