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2023 categories

Best Mega Mural

Best External Mural

Best Landmark Sculpture

Best Sculpture Park or Trail

Best Street Art Trail

Best Rural Art

Best Monument or Memorial

NEW Best Community Art

Best Festival or Event

Best Art Laneway

Best Entrance Art

Best Street Art Tour

The nominated artwork/s do NOT NEED TO BE NEW.

They can be of any age, created anytime in the past, as long as they are used to help promote your region, town or precinct

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Best Mega Mural

Original, permanent or projected artwork more than 300 square metres 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 or used in promotions between 1 November 2022 and 1 November 2023.

Image: Walgett's Jimmy Little silo, by Jenny McCracken from Zest Events International (NSW)

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Best Rural Art

Original, permanent artwork or collection of artworks in a rural setting of any size or type that has been specifically created for the site and is publicly visible*. This includes quirky farm art, rural-art sculptures, water features, silos, grain sheds, wind turbines, rural railway bridges or utilities in a rural setting or used for agriculture. The artwork must have been promoted or used in promotions between 1 November 2022 and 1 November 2023.

Image: Part of the Southern YP Water Tower Mural Trail. This one is in Edithburgh, and was by Mike Makatron, Conrad Bizjak, Dylan Butler. (SA)

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Best Monument or Memorial

OK, so many people refute that monuments and memorials are street art. However, there are some super 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 between 1 November 2022 and 1 November 2023.

Image: ANZAC memorial, Emu Park (QLD)

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NEW Best Community Art

Any form of permanent art work that was worked upon by members of the wider community not typically engaged in public art is eligible to be entered. The design and / or creation of the work may have involved a professional artist, but this is not necessary. The art work must be publicly accessible 24/7. The artwork must have been promoted between 1 November 2022 and 1 November 2023.

Image: A cheeky crop of a former Gold winning community mural created by the folks of Kapunda under the guidance of Danny Menzel (SA)

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Best Sculpture Park or Trail

A collection of original 3D pieces which are promoted together as an experience in a park, outdoor gallery, garden or along a short or long trail. This includes mobile or movable art relocated on a regular basis. The pieces must be on view to the public and do NOT need to be sculpture in its traditional form - it can include any 3D artwork, including works created by the community.  The park or trail must have been promoted or used in promotions between 1 November 2022 and 1 November 2023.

Image: 'Coral Greenhouse', part of the Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA), with sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor (QLD)

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Best Street Art Trail

A collection of original art which is promoted together along a defined route where each artwork can be viewed 24/7 by the public*. The artworks could have been created by professional artists, the community, or a mix of both. The trail must have been promoted or used in promotions between 1 November 2022 and 1 November 2023.

Image: 'Under the Sea' by E.J Zyla forms part of the Maryborough Street Art Trail (QLD)

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Best External Mural

Original, permanent artwork 300 square metres or smaller that has been specifically created for the site and is publicly visible*. This includes wall murals on buildings, pavement art and utility art. The artwork must have been promoted or used in promotions between 1 November 2022 and 1 November 2023. 

Image: "2KOOL4SKOOL" by John Murray and his young helpers, Lightning Ridge (NSW)

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Best Landmark Sculpture

Fame for that sculptural piece that defines your town or city! Original, 3D piece that is on permanent display* and which has been specifically created for the space it adorns. It could have been created by a professional artist or your community. The artwork must have been promoted or used in promotions between 1 November 2022 and 1 November 2023.

Image: 'Pelicans on Patrol' in the Yeppoon Lagoon, designed by Simon McLean (QLD)

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Best Festival or Event

Do you host a celebration that incorporates street art or public art? Shout it to the world. Public special events and festivals are eligible to enter as long as they incorporate street or public art and were held between 1 November 2022 and 1 November 2023. The event must have incorporated some type of street art (chalk art, murals, sculptures, original projection etc) of a temporary or permanent nature.

Image: A Karl Meyer piece from the Sculpture By The Sea Cottesloe (WA)

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Best Laneway

A collection of three or more original wall artworks located and promoted together in a laneway, alleyway, open arcade or covered walkway where each artwork can be viewed by the public 24/7*. The artworks could have been created by professional artists, the community, or a mix of both at any time in the past in a metropolitan, regional or rural setting. The laneway must have been promoted or used in promotions between 1 November 2022 and 1 November 2023.

Image: 'Memorial Plaza Interactive Murals' laneway works in Corowa, North of the Murray, by Kane Sarte. (NSW)

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Best Entrance Art

An original piece of any type of permanent artform that has been specifically designed to announce the town or precinct name and welcome visitors. From 2023, it must incorporate the written name (in any language) of the place to which visitors are being welcomed. It also must be located in a prominent position at the entrance to the precinct or town, and more than one copy or version of the art can exist if the town or precinct has numerous entrances. It must be able to be viewed by the public 24/7* and have been created specifically for that location. The artwork must have been promoted or used in promotions between 1 November 2022 and 1 November 2023.

Image: Murrurundi's eye-catching town entrance in the Upper Hunter, NSW.

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Best Street Art Tour

A tour is a guided experience (as opposed to self-guided trails) of any duration which is provided free or ticketed to the public where one of the major promotional aspects of the experience is street and / or outdoor art. The tour must have run one or more times in the eligibility period of 1 November 2022 to 1 November 2023. Tours can include guided walking, boat, coach and tag-a-long vehicle tours during the day or night.

Image: One of the works from the 'Big Rivers Portrait Series in Katherine, by Jesse Bell and 'Proper Creative (NT)

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* The works in the categories where an asterisk appears must be on display and publicly accessible seven days a week, 24 hours a day for members of the travelling public who choose to see them at such times (regardless of how unlikely that occurrence may happen to be.)

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