Alice Springs Street Art Festival
Alice Springs has a number of murals and street art if you know where to look.
In 2018 the Alice Springs Street Art Festival was launched by the Northern Territory Government. It’s aim was to revitalise the Alice Springs Central Business District. This saw 7 murals painted by four interstate artists and ten local artists in the Mparntwe / Alice Springs town centre added to the collection of Alice Springs murals and street art.
Revitalise Alice – Street Art Project with Red Hot Arts has launched in 2020 to do a series of artwork that will be applied to building facades around the Alice Springs CBD. These works will primarily be a combination of roller shutters and window wraps (ie sticker decals). The artwork themselves will include a connection to the Territory, represented through colour palette, unique flora and fauna, multicultural aspects of society, or the people of Central Australia.
For those wanting to explore the street artscape of Alice Springs, there is a Alice Springs Public Art Map available by the Alice Springs Town Council or drop into the Alice Springs Visitor Centre.
Check out our images of Alice Springs eclectic art and sculpture landscape… more images coming.
Life Cycle of the Yeperenye Caterpillar
artist Jimmy DVATE / assisting artist Mark Twohig, Jesse Bell / steel sculpture artist Janine Stanton / Scientist Fiona Walsh.
Life Cycle of the Yeperenye Caterpillar – the stages of its life cycle is spectacularly told on the car park wall at the Yeperenye Shopping Centre.
Click here for more on Life Cycle of the Yeperenye Caterpillar and Moth.
In this latest work, Artist Alison Hittmann creates the quintessential characters of the Red Centre’s Galahs.
Rusiate Lali Murals
Fijian artist Rusiate Lali spent some time in Alice Springs working with Gallery Gondwana as one of their artists. With a number of solo and group exhibitions that included working alongside internationally acclaimed Dorothy Napangardi, he also painted these murals for Vatu Sanctuary.
Yellow Rabbit, 2017 © Peter McLisky
This street sculpture is located outside at the entrance to the Alice Springs Supreme Court building (opened in 2017). It was a controversial sculpture for many people, considering the number of local talented artist that call Central Australia home.
Click here for more information about the sculpture Yellow Rabbit by Peter McLisky.
Footnote & References
- Alice Springs Street Art Festival, facebook.com/AliceStreetArt/
- Australia’s Best Street Art, Tourism Australia, https://www.australia.com/en/things-to-do/arts-and-culture/australias-best-street-art.html
- Australian Silo Art Trail, Annette and Eric Green, www.australiansiloarttrail.com