POSTCARD #6: Say Yes Mural at Fitzroy, Melbourne 2017

It’s three in the morning and I can’t sleep. I haven’t been writing, and I can’t really share anything ~current~ for now. But this postcard will do. I thought I’d write you one.

I was in Australia when people were asked to vote for marriage equality. It wasn’t even a vote to make it law but the energy throughout the city can be felt. I knew immediately they would say yes. Or at least 57.8% of them.

I would see the rainbow flag anywhere – in posters, in lights, in the fricking city hall. In murals, especially. I love how the city bloomed with art in this occasion – like there’s no other way to do it.

And in December, it was made law. Gay people can marry in Australia. And it was beautiful. So, so beautiful.

Traveling can indeed open your eyes but also leave oneself with frustration; and ask – why do I stay where I do?

Can’t wait to travel again.

NextAct ONE Festival by Bonifacio Arts Foundation and Globe

NextAct ONE Festival, the first mural-centric arts festival in the country

As we speak now, eight (8) artists are now tirelessly painting otherwise dull-looking walls around Bonifacio Global City. The Bonifacio Arts Foundation (BAFI) and Globe, launches ArtBGC NextAct ONE Festival – a weeklong mural festival featuring a mix of international and local artists painting across the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) district. ONE, will be the first arts and culture initiative of this size and scope in BGC and will be a transformative event in the development.

Their creations will come to life on the building walls of One Global Place, Bonifacio Technology Center, Icon Plaza, C1 Building Bonifacio High Street Central, The Palace Pool Club, all the way to the smaller facades of Bonifacio High Street.

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“Globe is very excited to be part of this endeavor as part of our continuing The NextACT campaign. It is very fitting to collaborate with LeBasse Projects and BAFI as it breathes life to what ACT is all about – Art, Community and Technology. These three (3) elements are the anchor of the country’s first-ever mural-centric arts festival which brings together a community of artists and art communities here and abroad, and through technology and social media, we expect this Festival to reach the rest of the world and mark another milestone in art history,” said Joe Caliro, Head of Retail Transformation and Management at Globe.

If you wanna keep tabs on what’s happening over at ONE Festical, here’s the schedule:

Day 1 | May 22
Artist’s Reception
7PM, The Palace Pool Club

Day 2 | May 23
Watching Session
4PM-10PM, One Global Place wall
5th Ave corner 26th St

Day 6 | May 27
Watching Session
7PM-10PM, Icon Plaza wall
7th Ave corner Federacion Drive

Day 8 | May 29
Art Gallery in Fully Booked
5PM-10PM, Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street
11th Ave corner Lane O

Day 9 | May 30
Closing Party
3PM-11PM
Bonifacio High Street Central Ampitheater

The art-centric event will conclude with a live painting from 16 local artists accompanied by acts from DJs and bands like Severo, BP Valenzuela, She’s Only Sixteen, Techy Romantics, Taken By Cars and Pupil on May 30.

For details and updates, visit artbgc.com/one or follow BGC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The city will be pretty, and I hope it stays!
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