Art Gallery hoarding gets makeover

27 June 2014

One of Australia's best street artists has completed a stencil art project in Dean Street.

Trina Collins (aka Poncho Army) transformed the hoarding surrounding the Albury Art Gallery into an epic 25m street artwork using stencils and water-based paints.

Eight art students from Albury high schools were also been invited to work with Trina. She led intensive stencilling workshops for the students who were encouraged to add their own creative flair to the design.

"It's a great project that literally turns the art gallery redevelopment project into a work of art," said AlburyCity's Group Leader of Cultural Services, Jacqui Hemsley. "Trina is a well known artist in the street art scene and it's a real coup to have her work in Albury."

The project was delivered in a partnership between AlburyCity, the Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies and the Stencil Art Prize. The artwork will be on display for three months.

In June 2012 ArtsHub named Poncho Army as one of the top ten street artists in Australia. She was the Wollongong City Gallery resident artist during 2012-13. Her work is held in collections around the world including New York, Japan, London, Dubai, Melbourne and Sydney. For the past year Poncho Army has been running the successful contemporary and urban art workshop space in Wollongong NSW, Anchors Aweigh Art Studio.