Hobart’s vibrant transformation

HOBART’S Bidenscopes Lane will be transformed when the Vibrance Festival takes place between 19 and 25 February.

The annual festival will see more than 20 local, interstate and international street artists transform concrete city walls into large-scale works of art.

Bidencopes Lane, located off Murray Street, is known as a graffiti hotspot and has been chosen as the site for the 2018 festival in an effort to deter tagging and bring life to one of Hobart’s most prominent laneways.

The weeklong event celebrates Tasmanian street art and culture and will include food and drinks, a public paint wall, art and craft stalls and performances by local artists.

The festival is family-friendly and free to enter on all days except Friday and Saturday evenings, which are ticketed events.

Tickets are $15 each night for Friday and Saturday nights or $25 for a weekend pass.

Vibrance Festival is presented in partnership with the City of Hobart and will take place on the following dates:

Monday 19 February: 11am-10pm.

Tuesday 20 February: 11am-10pm.

Wednesday 21 February: 11am-12am.

Thursday 22 February: 11am-12am.

Friday 23 February: 11am-2am (ticketed after 6pm).

Saturday 24 February: 11am-2am (ticketed after 5pm).

Sunday 25 February: 11am-6pm.


The festival’s special events will include:

Outdoor Graffiti Film Night – 8pm Wednesday 21 February.

Street Art Tours – Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February.

Mini Thylazine Fair – Sunday 25 February.

Public Spray Paint Wall – Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February.

Pop-up CUCKoO Artisan Twilight Market – Thursday 22 February.

Musical program – Thursday 22 to Sunday 25 February.

For more information, visit http://vibrancefestival.com or visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/vibrancefestival.

Caption: The 2017 Vibrance Festival. Photo credit: City of Hobart.

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