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A huge street art festival is coming this March

With walking tours, photography and large-scale murals. 

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SMUG

The Victorian Government are working hard to change public perception of Frankston, with a celebration of street art - aka tasteful graffiti - called The Big Picture Festival taking place in March. 

The festival will be funded through the state government's Frankston Station Precinct Redevelopment project, an initiative pouring $63 million into the goal of improving people's desire to "live, work, study, invest and visit" Frankston. 

The festival's biggest drawcard is Australian-born, now Scottish-based street artist, Smug, who's photorealism graffiti work is mighty impressive. 

Other artists included on the lineup are:

Loretta Lizzio - a fairytale-esque, wilderness-inspired, Melbourne-based artist. 

DVATE - a Melbourne local who's work we're sure you have already walked past on inner-city walls and railway station underpasses. 

Lucy Bonnin - another artist who's work is so real it almost leaps off the wall, having begun her street art career brightening the drab walls of Adelaide. 

Tristan Kerr - Styling himself as not only a street artist, but a typographer, sign painter and contemporary artist too, Tristan's work is clean and colourful and of course, typography-heavy. 

ZEDR - Famous faces and figures are the main game for this street artist. Expect depictions of big names like Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix. 

An art walk, a street party and a group street art session are all programmed, so if you've never ventured to the end of the train line, perhaps March is the perfect time to make a trip to Franga. 

More info on The Big Picture Festival in Frankston on Friday March 23 to Sunday March 25 is available via the Frankston City Council's website.