Caleb spray painting a wall in Wulagi

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2021 Darwin Street Art Festival

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The Darwin Street Art Festival is expanding in its fifth year to create the Territory’s largest outdoor art gallery. More than 18 new murals will be painted during the 2021 Street Art Festival to create a Territory-wide street art trail from Alice Springs to Nightcliff.

Starting in Central Australia following the Alice Springs Street Art Festival, artists travelled from Alice Springs to Darwin, stopping to add colour to roadside rest areas and in Katherine and Tennant Creek.

Nightcliff, Casuarina, Wulagi and Parap are included in this year’s event, providing much needed splashes of colour to more community spaces in our suburbs.

Director of the Darwin Street Art Festival David Collins said this year’s theme of the festival is ‘journeys’ that will be created out of murals, exhibitions and the augmented reality Darwin Street Art Festival App.

“Each year the Darwin Street Art Festival continues to grow and provide new, exciting opportunities for local artists to show their talent and add colour to the Territory,” David said. “I’m stoked that we’re able to bring street art to Tennant Creek and Katherine this year and I’m looking forward to adding new murals to Darwin’s northern suburbs.”

The Darwin component of the Street Art Festival started on August 16 in the suburbs, with the CBD area kicking off on Friday 30 August and ending with a Wrap Up party.

The Darwin Street Art Festival aims to increase visitation to Darwin, support local businesses and artists, and improve public amenity.

The Darwin Street Art Festival is a Northern Territory Government funded initiative, delivered by local business Proper Creative and administered by Activate Darwin. Details of each artist involved in the festival, including locations, will be released in coming weeks.

For more information, keep an eye on Darwin Street Art Festival’s Facebook and Instagram and visit  

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