New Art In The City

In the afterglow of the Adelaide Fringe you can expect to see new artwork decorating the walls of the city.

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In the afterglow of the Adelaide Fringe you can expect to see new artwork decorating the walls of the city.
Adelaide City Council has been looking for artists to give six blank walls around the city a new lease of life.

Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood has hit the nail on the head saying, “It’s time art hit the streets of Adelaide in a decisive and bold way.”

Artists have several canvases to choose from being walls above public toilets in James Place and Hindley Street, a wall on the Rundle Street UPark, one near the entrance to Topham Mall, and several spots around the Morphett Street Bridge.

“Street art communicates with everyday people about socially relevant themes in their daily lives,” Stephen said.

“It adds colour, life and vibrancy and gives people a chance to make important social and environmental statements.”

Most would have seen the mural in Rundle Street over several walls and artwork on ticket machines in the East End.

These artworks have become an iconic part of the city surroundings connecting communities, providing interest to the public, and nudging people to question and put ideas forward about Adelaide’s future.

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