Bringing colour and wonder to the streets of Turramurra, Zest Events International have created a series of 3D artworks as part of the Try Turramurra initiative from Ku-ring-gai Council.

A fabulous trail of 3D interactive paintings and artworks by Zest Events International has landed on the streets of Turramurra, including a permanent 3D caterpillar optical illusion next to Cameron Park.

It’s part of the Try Turramurra Trail: an initiative of Ku-Ring-Gai Council and NSW Government’s Streets as Shared Spaces Program, running throughout summer from Thursday 10 November.

“Turramurra – try, taste, trail invites you to explore Turramurra’s local centre. See the pop-up artworks, smell the edible plantings as you work your way through the trail. A new pedestrian crossing at William Street will make walking the trail safer. Fairy lights will highlight the trail in the evening.”

The incredible artworks have locals asking just who are the talented artists behind them? Zest Events International are gaining quite the following, having contributed their creative magic all around Australia.

Founder and chief ARTchitect, Andi Mether and her talented team of artists specialise in large-scale public art consulting and project management. They also run events and create public art instillations including 3D street art or chalk drawings, sculptures, art workshops, murals, experiential activations, and commissioned artworks.

Every project aims to maximise the client’s Return on Art (ROA) by creating Art for Purpose – i.e. art that communicates, engages and inspires. Past clients include government departments, hospitals, agencies, community groups, corporations and councils, and now our own Ku-Ring-Gai Council.

Street art lovers may already be familiar with Zest Events Internationals’ ‘Chalk The Walk’, which is a pavement art program that began in 2005 on Pyrmont Bridge in Darling Harbour. In 2007, the festival grew to become Chalk Urban Art Festival, the largest street painting festival in the southern hemisphere. That year, they also received the Sydney Harbour Artist Award for bringing attention to the historical Pyrmont Bridge (over 60,000 people attended the event).

To date, Zest has held 15 Chalk the Walk festivals across Australia, including the creation of Australia’s largest street painting at Customs House forecourt, Circular Quay in 2014.

Try Turramurra Trail

The Try Turramurra Trail’s goal is to support local businesses and encourage locals and visitors to explore Turramurra’s local centre. A new pedestrian crossing at William Street will make walking the trail safer and fairy lights will highlight the path in the evening. Other events to look forward to as part of the summer activation are a free screening of the blockbuster Spiderman No Way Home movie on 18 November and a free Summer Sounds Live concert on 9 December. A Street Fair event is also planned for 18 March 2023 – details to come

A map with details of key art and upcoming events/activities is available on the Ku-Ring-Gai Council website:

https://www.krg.nsw.gov.au/Things-to-do/Events-and-festivals/Turramurra-try-taste-trail

You can also follow the amazing work of Zest Events International here: https://www.facebook.com/ZestEventsInternational

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