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DYIPNI - Da King of Da Road



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Best External Mural


Sanctum, Darwin CBD NT

Painted by Andrew Bourke and Jesse Bell for the 2022 Darwin Street Art Festival, ‘Sanctum’ came to life thanks to 150 hours of painting, 50 litres of paint and 150 spray cans. It is the third and final instalment of the greyscale mural series on the side of Darwin’s Metro Apartments on Austin Lane.

SILVER: Nonna's Table, Griffith NSW (Claire Foxton)

BRONZE: Painting Our Future, Mornington Peninsula VIC (Julian Clavijo and Camilo Delgado)

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Best Sculpture Park or Trail


Hello Koala Sculpture Trail, Greater Port Macquarie NSW

Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, established 2014, is a cultural tourism public art adventure with 83 one-metre-high fibreglass sculptures, hand painted by local artists, displayed on the NSW Mid North Coast.

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Best Mega Mural

Quorn Light Show, Flinders Ranges SA

This free spectacular attraction created by Illuminart in Quorn’s Railway Precinct displays every night of the year, and visitors can watch from seats, bring their own chairs, or tune in and watch from their cars.

SILVER: Bute Silo Art, Top of the Yorke SA (Scott Nagy and Krimsone)

BRONZE: Stay Grounded, Darwin NT (Kitt Bennett)

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Best Landmark Sculpture


DYIPNI - Da King of Da Road, Gnowangerup WA

‘DYIPNI -Da King of Da Road’ is a masterful creation made by 14 Filipino emigrants who wanted to create a tribute to their homeland. 'DYIPNI' is a magnificent example of community art at its best and forms part of The Horsepower Highway, a collection of agricultural-inspired artworks along the road approaching Western Australia's iconic Stirling Range National Park.

SILVER: The Big Koala, Spirit of All Koalas, Greater Port Macquarie NSW

BRONZE: Let's Get Crabby, In a Big Way, Lammermoor Beach QLD

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Best Street Art Trail


Tongala Street Art Trail, Tongala VIC

Tongala, the “Little Mural Town”, has 50+ volunteer-crafted pieces on show. Beginning with the murals located outside what was the Nestle factory, many of Tongala's street art and murals tell the story of the early settlers, their meeting places, the joys and also the tribulations throughout the decades.

SILVER: Maryborough Mural Project, Fraser Coast QLD

BRONZE: Little Finds, Kalgoorlie-Boulder WA

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Best Street Art Laneway


Banna Lane, Griffith NSW

It’s here – in Banna Lane – that visitors discover the amazing art generated during the annual Banna Lane Festivals. There are currently 19 pieces of public artwork by some of Australia's best and emerging artists.

SILVER: Austin Lane, Darwin NT

BRONZE: Bidencopes Lane, Hobart TAS

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Best Entrance Art


The Last Lion, Burwood Chinatown NSW

Burwood Chinatown in inner Sydney is dressed to impress thanks to 'The Last Lion' - a landmark mural by Sophi Odling and Christina Huynh. Commissioned by Burwood Council in partnership with Burwood Chinatown and supported by 4a Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, this mural creates a dazzling entrance to the Burwood Chinatown Precinct.

SILVER: Darwin Didgeridoo, Darwin Airport NT (Anthony Duwan Lee)

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Best Monument or Memorial


Southern Aurora Memorial, Violet Town, VIC

Ode to Violet Town... On 7 February 1969 the Southern Aurora passenger train crashed just outside Violet Town in Victoria's High Country, resulting in nine deaths and 117 injuries. Violet Town shows respect and pride with its well-regarded Southern Aurora Memorial Gardens. In 2022 a mural by Tim Bowtell was added, reinforcing that this is as much a tribute to the people of Violet Town as to the tragedy that brought them together. Other creative contributions have been made by Lach Cummings and Chris Mann.

SILVER: Soldier Settlers Precinct, Wandoan, QLD

BRONZE: Neighbour, Katherine, NT

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Best Rural Art


Bute Silo Art, Top of the Yorke SA

To help stimulate the local economy and increase morale, the small but mighty farming town of Bute in SA worked with the Barunga West Council over seven years to bring the Bute Silo Art project to life. Artist network Juddy Roller working with artists Scott Nagy and Krimsone brought the project to life.

SILVER: Digging Up The Past, Hughenden QLD (The Zookeeper and DRAPL)

BRONZE: The Golden Clydesdale, Coowbie Yorke Peninsula SA (Dylan Butler)

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Best Street Art Festival or Event

SWELL Sculpture Festival, Gold Coast QLD

The SWELL Sculpture Festival 2022 celebrated 20 years and showcased 50 large-scale contemporary sculptures set amongst the natural landscape of Currumbin Beach, on the Gold Coast. 

SILVER: Banna Lane Festival, Griffith NSW

BRONZE: No More Blank Walls Street Art Festival, Mount Lawley WA

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Best Street Art Tour

Frankston Street Art Walking Tour, Frankston VIC

A canvas for some of the world’s best street artists, Frankston City is now an iconic art and culture destination in Victoria. Fuelled by the annual Big Picture Fest, the City is home to dozens of amazing murals.

SILVER: Oh Hey WA NMBW Street Art Tour, Mount Lawley WA

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Outstanding Contribution to
Australian Art Tourism Award

Cindi Drennan

Founder, Illuminart

A multimedia artist in her own right, Cindi extended her wings to develop her career, specialising in projection art. Now with 25 years of experience and a passion for community building at the heart of her practice, she works across the country, with communities large and small, to bring light and joy to all. The value and delight her projects have brought to communities across Australia is unrivalled. We urge everyone to plan their next road trip to include the numerous amazing permanent light projections across Australia, including Gold winner Quorn Silo Light Show, to see how Cindi and her collaborators have transformed historic buildings and monuments.

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