The University of Newcastle was excited to partner with The Big Picture Fest, which came to our streets, and your screens, live on the weekend of 2 - 4 October 2020. This major international street art activation celebrated Newcastle’s history and creative culture, bringing together world class artists to work alongside our amazing local talent on large scale murals in the city.

The University sponsored Indigenous artist and alumni Jasmine Miikika Craciun to create a mural as part of this festival. Facilitated through Out(fit), Jasmine used community consultation with local preschools to help inform her mural design, which will focus on women and children in Newcastle.

Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Strategy and Leadership, Nathan Towney, said “to see our graduates go on to work in the creative field and create art that provides the community with a lens into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is something that makes our University extremely proud.”

The following artists also featured in the festival:

Fintan Magee, Inari, Brontë Naylor, Ellie Hannon, Vans the Omega, Ian McCallum, Olas One, Tom Henderson, Mitch Revs, Patricia Van Lubeck, Jordan Lucky Artist, and Sophia Flegg.

Video: The Big Picture Fest 2020

About our Alumni Artist

Jasmine Craciun

Jasmine Craciun

Jasmine Craciun is a proud Barkindji, Malyangapa woman who’s grown up in Newcastle. Craciun has always had a love of art and design and she graduated with distinction from a Bachelor of Visual Communication Design at The University of Newcastle in 2018. Craciun prides herself on designing for today’s diverse audience and understanding what is needed to communicate with unique groups of people. She believes design should be used to enact change.

Related degrees

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.