29 Jul Australian Street Art Awards 2022
Australian Street Art Awards 2022
3. The the Landmark Sculpture Award is open to original, 3D pieces on permanent display and which have been specifically created for the space they adorn. The sculpture could have been created at any time by a professional artist or community.
GOLD WINNER: The Accessible Cuttlefish Throne by Squashed Cocky and community for the Whyalla City Council.
Bronze: ‘Pelicans on Patrol’ in Yeppoon Lagoon, designed by artist Simon McLean for Livingstone Shire Council.
2. A BIG one – the Best Mega Mural Award entries must be more than 300 square metres. They also must be original, permanent painted or projected artwork specifically created for the site and publicly visible. They can be displayed on walls, buildings, bridges, infrastructure, silos, water tanks, and towers.
GOLD WINNER: Dorothea Mackellar Memorial Mural for the Dorothea Mackellar Memorial Society, painted by Heesco, in Visit Gunnedah NSW
Silver: The Walgett (Jimmy Little) Water Tower mural in Walgett NSW, by Jenny McCracken from Zest Events International and Frank Wright for Walgett Shire Council.
1.Our first Award is for Best External Mural for an original, permanent painted artwork 300 square metres or smaller that has been specifically created for the site and is publicly visible.
GOLD WINNER is Wind Dance from Kingston SE on the SA Visit Limestone Coast. Painted by Sarah Boese for @Kingston District Council.
Silver: 2 Kool 4 Skool by John Murray – check it out near the Lightning Ridge Visitor Information Centre NSW
Bronze: Kaff-Eine & Mimmim by artists of the same name, for the Darwin Street Art Festival
The Jimmy Little Water Tower mural in the heart of the Walgett Shire Council town (of Walgett) will ensure the musician’s legacy lives on. Based on a photograph by John Elliott, artist Jenny McCracken has brought the portrait to life. The background was designed by local Gamileroi artist Frank Wright and identifies Walgett, the rivers and local totems of the sand goanna, dragonfly and emu. If you look closely you can see Jimmy’s wife reflected in his eyes.
A cracker Zest Events International project for the Council that has resulted in the Walgett Water Tower Mural being rewarded with a FINALIST spot for the Best Mega Mural award.
Winners will be announced tomorrow night at an online celebration. We’ll let you know soon after!
“Stanley – the Big Bird” is an iconic sculpture located just outside Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia. This is an 18-metre-tall steel statue created by John Murray Art. This species of birds hold a significant place in the lives of Aboriginal people and ‘Stanley the Emu’ is the artist’s way of acknowledging this fact. Today, the statue made from the scrape has become a point of interest attracting many who travel by.
This big guy is one of three FINALISTS from the Walgett Shire Council area, and Stanley is hoping to secure the Best Landmark Sculpture gong. Hey, we don’t want to pick a fight with a bird that has a beak that size!
Winners will be announced on Friday (4 March) during an online celebration.
(image by Shane Burgess.)
It’s all in the name… and these emus are definitely “2 Kool 4 Skool”.
This mural in the heart of Lightning Ridge is full of whimsical characters and bursting with colour. Incorporating artist John Murray Art’s iconic stylised emus, what makes this piece super cool is that it was painted with assistance from many younger community members around ‘The Ridge’. Their handprints create a unique background and while you can almost hear the sweet, sweet music those rad emus are making. Shhh… listen. It’s drifting all the way from this opal mining town in the Walgett Shire Council area onto your screen.
“2 Kool 4 Skool” is a finalist in the Best External Mural category at this year’s Awards.
Winners will be announced on 4 March, so wish John and the Lightning Ridge kids luck!