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Art to Street Murals Begin

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Artists have been selected and work has begun on City of Darwin’s Art to Street project.

The street art is expected to transform drab walls across Darwin, adding vibrancy and colour.

City of Darwin Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis said “Over the coming weeks tired areas across Darwin will come alive as artists collaborate to produce wonderful artworks.”

“I know the Darwin community will appreciate and enjoy the end result.”

The Art to Street project will produce six artworks across six locations in Darwin’s suburbs and the city.

“The project supports local and emerging artists to develop skills to engage in large scale public art projects and providing opportunities to deliver art work across our city,” said Lord Mayor Vatskalis.

The artists chosen for the project are:
- Taylor Smith
- Mandy Boots
- Lara Connor
- Caleb Schatz
- Ryan Medlicott
- Denise Quall
- Jordan Conrad.

The sites chosen for the murals include Walkway 81 in Wagaman, the retaining wall on Gardens Hill Crescent, both sides of the Mindil Beach Sound Shell, West Lane in the CBD and Casuarina Library.

Proper Creative, an organisation specialising in large scale murals and design consultation, is mentoring the emerging artists through the process of developing and delivering commissioned art projects in these public spaces.

For more information go to: https://www.darwin.nt.gov.au/community/programs/arts-culture/public-art