Vibrant colours of street art inject new life into city
THE Darwin Street Art Festival is set to go ahead this year, with the aim of revitalising the Darwin CBD for when the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
Taking place for its third year from May to September, the festival will see a total of 15 local artists each creating a new mural around the city.
In order to meet socialdistancing regulations, the murals will be delivered a fortnight apart, with locals and visitors able to explore the trail through Darwin City in between.
Member for Port Darwin
Paul Kirby said the new approach aimed to breathe new life into the city and support local businesses to bounce back after the crisis.
“The Territory Labor Government continues to make our Darwin CBD a more vibrant and attractive place for people to enjoy,” he said.
“Making sure there are jobs for Territorians, support for local business and a safe reintroduction into activities will mean we are ready to rebound from coronavirus.
“We’ve seen vibrancy enhanced throughout the city through the resounding success of the Territory Government-funded Darwin Street Art Festival.”
Submissions are now open for artists wishing to make a mural as a part of the 2020 festival and close on May 15.
Local artists are also encouraged to submit expressions of interest to create animations for the Darwin Street Art Festival App. Go to darwinstreetartfestival .com.au for more details.
The Darwin Street Art Festival will return this year with images to rival Taylor Smith's work in Austin Lane