Mural Fest 2019

Mural Fest takes place every year from Easter Sunday until the following Saturday, 21-27 April 2019. 

Nine artists are selected by a panel of judges to come to Sheffield to paint a mural 2100 X 4800mm mural in Mural Park.  Painting takes place outside in view of the public in all of Tasmania's weather conditions.  Each artist's mural interprets a poem which is selected at the poetry slam at the end of the previous year.  The poem for 2019 Mural Fest with the theme of Beauty Surrounds us by Pauline Baker is:

As we travel lifes busy roads

Across oceans vast and wide

We see a world of inspiration

As beauty surrounds us.

All artists from around the world, of all ages and experiences are encouraged to enter.  There are a number of monetary prizes available for entrants; the Inder Prize $15,000 is for first place as voted by the judges, the Glencoe Country B&B Award $5000 for highly commended, Slaters Country Store Award $2000 for the most visitor votes throughout the week, $2000 for each of the nine finalists.  The deadline to enter the 2019 competition is Monday 1st October 2018.

The entry form and more information is available here.

At the end of each competition the murals are displayed in Mural Park for 12 months.  In preparation for the the next competition these are then relocated, the winner remains in the park with all of the previous years winners, the rest are auctioned off and can often be seen at a new home around Sheffield.

We have a live webcam of Mural Park with 12 different camera angles, this enables you all year round to take a look at each of the murals, during the Mural Fest week you are able to watch the artists at work and the festivities as they occur.