Local News: Street Art Festival for Palmerston

Palmerston is about to get a colourful face-lift, with the first-ever Palmerston Street Art Festival set to take place!

The festival will see several walls in the Palmerston and surrounding areas become unique masterpieces between 17 and 29 June 2024.

Building upon Palmerston’s growing art culture, more than 50% of the artist line-up will feature artists from Palmerston and surrounding suburbs.

The line-up will also feature household names in the Northern Territory art scene, such as Jesse Bell, Jason Lee, Les Huddleston and Miss Polly.

Building the capacity of talent is an important objective of the festival, with the more experienced artists teaming up with the up-and-coming artists through mentoring programs.

Palmerston residents can expect to see unique, large and colourful murals come to life, and a wrap-up party to celebrate.

The Palmerston Street Art Festival is jointly funded by the Lawler Government, through Activate Darwin, and the City of Palmerston, and will be delivered by Proper Creative.

For more information, visit the new festival website: http://www.palmerstonstreetartfestival.com.au“>http://www.palmerstonstreetartfestival.com.au

Quotes attributable to Chief Minister and Member for Drysdale, Eva Lawler:

“For the first time ever Palmerston is getting a street art festival.

“Local artists will be mentored by season professionals and paint many walls in prominent Palmerston areas including the Palmerston bus depot, shopping centre and the Randazzo carpark building in Goyder Square.

Quotes attributed to City of Palmerston Mayor, Athina Pascoe-Bell:

“It is fabulous to welcome this globally renowned art form and festival to the Palmerston CBD to celebrate the vibrant creative industries.

“The Palmerston Street Art Festival is a welcome addition to our extensive events season, and highlights our amazing talent with over 50% of the artists hailing from right here in Palmerston. We are super excited for the festival to hit our streets in June and it’s great to be able to work with the Northern Territory Government and Proper Creative to make this happen.”

Quotes attributed to Palmerston Street Art Festival Director, David Collins:

“This is something that we’ve been wanting to deliver for a while now, we are so excited to take the Proper Creative energy into a new city.”

“There’s some serious artistic talent in Palmerston – you’re all going to love this.”