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Street Art Project

Keen to see your art go big? You're in luck. 

Street art and public art are a new focus for Darwin council - with a push to empower emerging practitioners in a new initiative.

Street artist David Collins says the new council project will upskill six artists to create work at six sites across the city.

“This project is mainly about capacity building - there’s even an emerging producer involved,” he says.

“The program will run for a few months, so there’s time and a lot of opportunity for one-on-one skills building with emerging artists.

“I think it will empower some of these artists to upscale their work - we’ll be giving them the skills and the tools to be able to get something from paper to a large scale.”

City of Darwin arts and cultural development co-coordinator Katy Moir says artists can attend two workshops to kick off the program, which will be a way for them to throw their hat in the ring to be  one of the six artists selected.

“The workshops will be an intro about how you get involved in public art projects,” she says.

“The workshop will also act as the expression of interest process because we know there’s a lot of talented and interesting artists out there that don’t feel super comfortable engaging with these programs by filling out an A4 piece of paper.” 

Moir says artists of all mediums should get involved.

“We’re looking for anyone who’s got an interest and wants to develop their skills,” she says.

“You might be a sculpture artist but you want to engage more with the process of becoming a part of the public art sphere.”

INFO:  darwin.nt.gov.au

Image; 'Flux' by Amina McConvell

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