Griffith, Riverina Region NSW
2022 Winner: Best Street Art Laneway
It’s here – in Banna Lane – that visitors discover the amazing art generated during the annual Banna Lane Festivals.
As of the start of 2023 there were 19 pieces of public artwork by some of Australia's best and emerging artists.
The themes and palettes are varied, capturing the many aspects of life in the Riverina. Design styles include Wiradjuri, typography, abstract, photorealism, graphic and illustrative.
Griffith, in the heart of the Riverina, is renowned for its Italian cuisine and fine wine long before adding street art to that list. Running parallel to Griffith’s main street for about a kilometre, Banna Lane’s location calls to visitors to grab a coffee and tasty Italian treat before exploring the city’s creativity for free, every day of the year.
Banna Lane Festival is a not-for-profit public art initiative focused on curating a series of large-scale murals throughout Banna Lane.
Each year it celebrates with additional artworks at a free community Festival event, ‘Lighting up the Lane’. All murals created since 2019 are lit up just for one night, transforming the lane way into a huge outdoor gallery. Visitors can also enjoy live music, performers, and free kid's craft activities, making it a great night out for all types of visitors.
Where? Banna Lane runs parallel to Banna Street, Griffith's main retail thoroughfare.
Best viewing times: Early morning and late afternoon when the shadows from the sun do not fall across the murals and nor do you need to shoot into the sun.