Ongoing Dry Season splendour is being celebrated in the heart ofDarwin this week with the 2019 Street Art Festival underway, concluding withthe fourteenth Laneway Series event on Friday and a Street Party on Saturdaynight.
An initiative of the Territory Labor Government, the Darwin StreetArt Festival is in its third year and features an additional 15 murals aroundthe CBD.
The festival showcases local, national and international artistsat work, that all centre around the theme Northern Wonders.
On Friday night the Laneway Series will see Smith Street betweenKnuckey Street and Edmunds Street turned into a Carnival, featuring live and DJmusic, delicious food stands and a selection of beverages from 4pm.
Dancers from Salsita Dance School will be providing danceinstruction for those daring enough to participate, and Karibu Collective willbe performing.
The festival will wrap on Saturday Night with a street party inWest Lane in a collaboration with local business WHY NOT from 7.00pm.
Everyone is encouraged to download the Darwin Street Art Festivalapp, which not only displays new and existing artwork locations but alsoincludes an augmented reality feature, bringing three walls to life.
The augmented reality feature can be found on the turtle in WestLane, the bookshop wall and rainbow serpent in Austin Lane.
In another first for the Darwin Street Art Festival a Dark ArtGallery has been installed in the Activate Darwin Hub which sees an additionalinteractive element to the festival, accessible to all ages.
Quotesfrom Member for Port Darwin, Paul Kirby:
The Territory Labor Government is revitalising our CBD throughlive art, boutique markets and street festivals making it a more enjoyableplace to live, work and visit.
With the third Darwin Street Art Festival underway, thefourteenth Laneway Series event on Friday night, and a West Lane street partyon Saturday there is a lot to look forward to and experience in our CBD thisweek.
As stated by international street artist, Vince Okerman known asVexx:
Im very excited to be painting here in Darwin! The nature andwildlife here is very inspiring, I cant wait to leave my mark in the city.
As stated by Darwin street artist, Jason Lee known as Chop Lee:
Im really proud to have the opportunity to showcase Larrakia artand culture in the city as well as meet amazing artists from Darwin, Australiaand the world.