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Best Mega Mural

Original, permanent painted or projected artwork more than 10 metres tall that has been specifically created for the site and is publicly visible. This includes painted and projected murals on walls, buildings, bridges, infrastructure, silos, water tanks, and towers. The artwork must have been promoted in the 12 months leading up to the submission closing date.

Image: Water tower on Bribie Island QLD)

Best External Mural

Original, permanent painted artwork less than 10 metres tall that has been specifically created for the site and is publicly visible. This includes lanescapes and wall murals on buildings. The artwork must have been promoted in the 12 months leading up to the submission closing date. 

Image: Wall mural in Nambour (QLD)

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Best Utility Art

For all things energy, water, construction or traffic related in public spaces!  Original, painted artwork that will be on permanent display which has been specifically created for the street-based utility it adorns. This includes traffic and signal boxes, power and light poles, safety barriers, permanent hoarding and utility boxes.

The artwork must have been promoted in the 12 months leading up to the submission closing date.

Image: Utility box in Bargara Beach, near Bundaberg (QLD)

Best Pavement Art

Original, permanent art created for a pavement, pedestrian crossing, skate park, park pathway or boardwalk specifically created for the site and is publicly visible. The pavement art must have been promoted in the 12 months leading up to the submission closing date. 

Image: Ping pong pavement art by Steven Bordonaro, Coolum Beach (QLD)

Best Sculpture Park, Garden or Trail

A collection of original, permanent 3D artworks which are promoted together as an experience in a park, outdoor gallery or garden where it can be viewed by the public. The artwork, which does NOT need to be sculpture in its traditional form and can include any 3D artwork, must have been promoted in the 12 months leading up to the submission closing date. 

Image: One of the sculptures that makes up sculpture park in Forbes (NSW)

Best Street Art Trail

A collection of original, permanent art which is promoted together along a defined route where each artwork can be viewed by the public. The trail must have been promoted in the 12 months leading up to the submission closing date. 

Image: One of the "Lanescape" murals that makes up the new Goondiwindi Street Art Trail (QLD)

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Best Business Mural

Original, permanent painted artwork that has been specifically created for the business where it is located and is publicly visible. The artwork must have been included in promotions that have benefited the town, region or destination in the 12 months leading up to the submission closing date. 

Image: Business mural in Bowen (QLD)

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Best Amusing Street Art

Do you have "off the wall" public art? Is your destination's art making visitors and townsfolk chuckle? The nominated artwork/s must be original, not temporary (but can change, morph or rotate on a regular basis), specifically created for the site, publicly visible, been promoted in the 12 months leading up to the submission closing date, and most importantly, be humorous.

Image: Beach-side change rooms in Emu Park, near Yeppoon (QLD)

Best Rural Art

Original, permanent artwork of any size that has been specifically created for the site and is publicly visible. This includes quirky farm art, rural-art sculptures, silos, grain sheds, wind turbines, rural railway bridges or utility in a rural setting or used for agriculture. The artwork must have been promoted in the 12 months leading up to the submission closing date. 

Image: "Russ and his bus"  sculpture created by the community of Hyden from scrap farm equipment (WA)

Best Monument or Memorial

OK, so many people refute that monuments and memorials are street art. However, there are some uber cool ones that have been created specifically for their location as a key destination drawcard. The monument, memorial or BIG thing you nominate must be an original, permanent, specifically created for the site and publicly visible. It can honour a person, an historic event, a conflict, an animal or a location, and must have been included in promotions that have benefited the town, region or destination in the 12 months leading up to the submission closing date. 

Image: Light Horseman tribute in Tongala (VIC)

Best Street Art Festival or Event

Are you making a name for your town or destination by hosting a celebration of street art or which features street art? Shout it to the world. The business event, public event or festival must have been held in the 12 months before the awards closing date, and incorporate street art (in its many forms, as per the definition outlined for these Awards) as a program feature.

Image: Street Art Awards' Kimmie on a 3D chalk work at Colour the Streets, Sunshine Coast (QLD)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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