Art & Design

What You Need To Know About The Epic Street Art Festival Coming To Australia In February

By Ben Tyers
10th Dec 2019

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Melbourne is home to some of the finest street art produced in Australia.

So, what better place to launch a celebration of art and culture than to do it right smack bang in the middle of the cultural capital of the country.

Presented by Urban List, Can’t Do Tomorrow will take place over 10 massive days in February 2020, and will transform The Facility in Kensington into a place to ‘feast your eyes, gorge your stomach, shimmy to live music, play intellectual ping pong, snort espresso martinis and salute the scene’s most smouldering talent.’

There will be more than 100 artists taking part in Can’t Do Tomorrow, including names you’ll recognise in Kaff-eine, Mysterious Al, MEGGS, and many, many more.

Installations you can check out include works by Michael Peck, who will float a full scale, hand-painted sailboat in a temporary pool created from a shipping container—this will be the centrepiece work of the festival and will allow attendees to interact with the installation by contributing to its form with their own inscriptions. Also worth checking out is Melbourne artist Callum Preston's who has taken inspiration from all of the 80s classic movie tropes of the “shady warehouse district” filled with unruly gangs unloading stolen VCRs and sketchy mob bosses making deals, Preston will be building a new installation drawing on the concept "off the back of a truck." Visitors will feel like they've just stepped into a movie or cartoon as they are invited to wander through, touch and experience this new work.

So what else is happening at Can’t Do Tomorrow? A bloody heap more.

A curated music lineup, live acts, DJs and artist-led workshops will run throughout the festival alongside pop-up bars, food and exclusive warehouse club nights. The brand new Tallows club open until 1am keeps the festival vibe going into the night, where party-goers can gather and unwind after a day full of immersive art.

There’s also a huge line-up of must-see talks from artists around the globe throughout the 10-day event headlined by filmmaker, artist, and curator Aaron Rose (USA).

If you feel like getting your hands dirty there are also workshops covering stencil, screen-printing, photography, drawing, and more.

There’s a heap more to learn about Can’t Do Tomorrow, and we’ll bring you more in the lead-up to this epic Melbourne event.

The Details

What: Can’t Do Tomorrow
When: Thursday 20 February, 2020 to Saturday 29 February, 2020
Where: The Facility, Elizabeth Street, Kensington VIC
For more information, head to cantdotomorrow.com.

Image credit: Alex Jovanovic

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