Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Guido Van Helten creates a massive portrait for Wall To Wall in Benalla, Australia

Along with Adnate and Rone, Guido Van Helten was also participating in the Wall To Wall Street Art Festival on the streets of Benalla in Australia. The festival is curated by Judy Roller.

Along with Adnate and Rone, Guido Van Helten was also participating in the Wall To Wall Street Art Festival on the streets of Benalla in Australia. The festival is curated by Judy Roller.

This wall is painted from the image of a boy Ned Kelly’s nephew, standing at the Kelly homestead in Greta West, just outside of Benalla in 1922. The wall in the picture is covered with carved initials. They included K.K., A.S., J.B., N.K., D.K., S.H., carved by Kate, Sherritt, Joe Byrne, Dan & Ned and Steve Hart, The Kelly gang and Family.

The use of old images has become a recurrent theme in Guido's work, through the nostalgia and the sentiment community attach to photographs, old stories and people. Images can become distorted, faded or misused over time, they become our mythology.

Hit the jump for more images from this beautiful portrait and check back with us for more small updates from Rone, Adnate and Guido Van Helten in Benalla.




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