Monday, April 23, 2012

Kick Start To The Carbon Festival

Yum Cha - oh so yummy vegetarian options too 

Mural by Faith 47 - the tallest in the Southern Hemisphere

Just some of the drink - yes, more Red Bull

Blek Le Rat

Swoon's Room

Heesco painting in the gym

D*Face's Room

 The goodie bag - loving the Cullen iPhone cover

So thanks to Fletch from Invurt I was invited to join other media savvy peeps and those interested in street art for some of the most amazing Yum Cha in a private dinning room at the Hu Tong Dumpling House, beneath The Cullen hotel last Saturday afternoon. It wasn't just any old "Hey let's do food and chat" kinda thing, it was to kick off the up and coming Carbon festival.

To celebrate the Art Series Hotel, The Cullen opened it's doors and rooms not just to its guests but to the general public so that they could embrace the connection the hotel has to street art. There was heaps of amazing things to check out like Melbourne based artist Heesco painting the gym, the mural that Faith 47 painted on the side of the hotel, going on a tour of the hotel to view the rooms where Swoon, D*Face and Blek Le Rat have stayed and left their mark, oh and there was the ever continuing flow of drinks (inc. Red Bull), good food and music.

This is just one of many events going on in Melbourne to co-inside with the Carbon festival, so if you missed going to The Cullen, there are many more things to see and do. Plus there is the event itself. Which if I didn't have IRB training for life saving that same weekend, I'd be going along to.

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