Darwin CBD NT
2022 Winner: Best External Mural
'Sanctum' was painted by the artists Andrew Bourke and Jesse Bell for the 2022 Darwin Street Art Festival, taking over 150 hours, 50 litres of paint and 150 spray cans.
The mural is the third and final instalment of the greyscale mural series situated on the side of the Metro Apartments on Austin Lane in Darwin's CBD.
This work follows on from the spectacular efforts of CTO and Sofles from the festival's previous years, continuing on the theme of paying tribute to both Top End nature and local culture. The completed trio of murals is absolutely a sight to behold, each mural spanning a height of 30m, their scale is imposing and the quality of work is breath-taking.
The annual Darwin Street Art Festival (DSAF) is delivered by Proper Creative, a partnership between David Collins and Jesse Bell, with both artists having a strong background in the rich history of graffiti and street art in Darwin and the NT. DSAF is funded by the Northern Territory Government through Activate Darwin and supported by a number of other valued sponsors. Since its inception in 2017 DSAF has transformed Darwin’s streets into a spectacular outdoor art gallery that attracts thousands of visitors each year.
You should be one them!
Where? On the side of the Metro Apartments in Austin Lane, Darwin CBD
Best viewing times: Anytime is cool and there's a heap more to check out in Darwin so hit the link below for a map.