The Wizard of Oz Festival Campbelltown

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Campbelltown : 2-11 Aug 2013

The Show Window

The Show Window The Wizard of Oz Festival Campbelltown
In the same year L. Frank Baum published The Wizard of Oz, he inspired retailers with the release of his other book, The Art of Decorating Dry Goods Windows and Interiors.

Here, Baum described the peculiar character of store windows as "specialized in their way as the stained glass windows of a cathedral, unusual and distinctive". The dresser, he says, must have both the talent “for letting objects tell some legible story” and the knack for “inducing trade”.

With several of the Mall's shop window spaces as his canvas, Leumeah-based artist Adam Dunn brings to the Festival a unique telling of the Oz story. Visitors are truly in for a visual treat as they follow a yellow brick road through Campbelltown's shopping paradise.

ADAM (SWARMY) DUNN has been involved with hip hop music and aerosol art in Sydney for over ten years, touring Australian stages and exhibiting works in the Sydney Festival, Plump Gallery Enmore and Eat Art Truck. For the past 2 years Adam has applied his skills to work with young people in Western Sydney using aerosol art to engage youth and foster relationships between at risk youth and community services as well as providing a fun and legal outlet for their creativity.

Trading under the name Big Shot Graffix, Adam has applied the lessons learned from aerosol art and applied them to digital technology as a graphic designer and videographer. Even running corporate team building activities where businesses reflect on relevant themes and work together to create a visual representation through aerosol art. Big Shot Graffix continues to grow as an all round provider of creative solutions on screen and on canvas and is very proud to be partnered with The Wizard of Oz Festival to bring a vibrant event to its home town.

As part of The Wizard of Oz Festival, Adam is also conducting a workshop in Spray Can Art for young people on Sat 4th August. Moreā€¦

Oz-some fact: The Show Window: A Journal of Practical Window Trimming for the Merchant and the Professional was the monthly trade journal started by L. Frank Baum in 1897. It was the first periodical devoted to its subject to appear in the United States.

Image: Adam Dunn at a community workshop

Fri 2 - Sun 11 Aug

Venue: Shops in Campbelltown Mall & down Queen Street
Time: 9am - 5pm

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Adam Dunn The Wizard pf Oz Festival Campbelltown

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Campbelltown Mall

Campbelltown Mall is situated in the heart of Campbelltown with a wide selection of shopping on offer from fashion, fresh food and well patronised majors in Kmart, Target and our supermarkets, Supa IGA, Coles and Woolworths along with FREE parking positions the Centre very favourably with our strong and loyal customer base.

Campbelltown Mall is also home to 'Our Future Green' which is an interactive display encouraging environmental initiatives in place to educate and support future generations. Campbelltown Mall is also very involved in its community and supports many charities including, Lifeline, Red Shield and 24 Hour Fight Against Cancer.