The last bite – Art & Canapes

Sat March 23, 2024
7:00 PM
To 10:30 PM
$50.00 Per Person

Get ready for an unparalleled sensory odyssey as you enter into the realm of ‘The Last Bite’.

Street artist Lisa King and local producer Mark Foletta present a unique culinary and artistic experience in the magnificent Benalla Town Hall, built in 1883.

This pop-up adventure flawlessly weaves together art, gastronomy and music, creating a seamless celebration of creativity and culture. The Last Bite guarantees an indelible blend of flavours, visuals and melodies.

Saturday night features drinks and canapes utilising local produce sourced by Foletta and accompanied by perfectly paired wines, music and an immersive art installation.

ABOUT LISA KING (@artoflisaking)

Lisa King @ArtofLisaKing is a pioneering female voice in a graffiti scene largely dominated by men. A self taught artist from Adelaide, Lisa now resides in Melbourne and is a highly sought after commissioned muralist, renowned for her expansive public artworks, showcased on both the international stage and within local communities.

Having been involved with previous street art festivals staged in Benalla, Lisa King is returning to share her unique narrative and create a bold exhibition at the heritage listed Town Hall. Her journey, marked by resilience and creativity, will unfold in her distinctive artistic style as she uses the canvas of the Town Hall to make a powerful statement. This exhibition promises not only to showcase Lisa’s artistic evolution but also to inspire and resonate with the community.

During the 2024 Street Art Festival Lisa will also be painting over her mural (from 2019) located on the Polished Agencies/Bottle O wall.

ABOUT MARK FOLETTA (@saffron_gramophone)

Mark Foletta is the epitome of agricultural innovation, earning the prestigious 2023 Award for Excellence in Diversification and Sustainability in Agriculture and the Australian Farmer of the Year Awards.

Managing a 450ha traditional farming enterprise near Benalla, Mark has transformed the family operation by diversifying into high-value horticulture and securing the first Victorian licence for wild mushroom harvesting. His commitment to sustainability is evident in his holistic approach, practicing regenerative agriculture to increase soil carbon and improve overall farm health.

Mark’s dedication extends beyond traditional farming, as he pioneers paddock-to-plate initiatives, supplying notable Melbourne restaurants with various produce and would be waste products including cherry wood for smoking. With an unwavering focus on sustainability, his practices incorporate the use of organic soil conditioners, green waste and spent mushroom compost instead of synthetic fertilisers. This forward thinking approach has reaped rewards with improved soil health, reduced environmental impact and diversified production.

Sponsored by Benalla Art Gallery as an official event of the Benalla Street Art Festival 2024.

The Benalla Street Art Festival 2024 is presented by Benalla Rural City Council, curated by Eddie Zammit and supported by the Victorian Government through the Regional Events Fund.

Event Location

Benalla Town Hall, 82 Nunn Street, Benalla

Volunteers: Register your interest