Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss
Darwin’s Favourite Street Art Wall Winner Unveiled At Laneway Series
Victor P Taffa
To celebrate the magnificent Darwin Street Art Festival, the search is on for Darwin’s favourite wall.
People’s Choice vote will take place tomorrow in conjunction with The Laneway Series event in Raintree Park.
Seventh Laneway Series event, ‘Gone Troppo’ will transform Raintree Park with pop up bars, with Frankie’s Pizza Joint, Moorish and Thomas Chin offering licenced bars with beer, wine and cocktails. Food stalls will be available, along with neighbouring restaurants offering take away dishes.
“It is exciting for the Darwin CBD that through the record Turbocharging Tourism $103 Million stimulus package we can deliver the Street Art Festival, the Darwin Live program, the popular Laneway series and transform the Darwin CBD into a world-class tourist and cultural destination.” Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss said.
“This is good news for Darwin CBD businesses and creating job opportunities for Territorians.”
Blue Soul Darwin’s premier 7-piece band with front-women powerhouse, Lisa Sennett will deliver funky Jazz and Blues beats throughout the evening.
Darwin residents are encouraged to explore our Street Art walls and vote for their favourite at the voting stations located in Austin Lane and West Lane open between 10 am – 8 pm. All walls from the 2017 and 2018 Darwin Street Art Festival are eligible for voting.
“It is now time to vote for your favourite Wall from the 2017 and 2018 Darwin Street Art Festivals.” Member for Port Darwin Paul Kirby said.
“On Friday night, walls will be lit up in Austin Lane and West Lane so the community can experience the Street Art at night.”
Darwin Street Art Festival Curator David Collins will run a series of Street Art walking tours between 6:30 pm & 8:00 pm to give an insight behind artist and inspiration behind the artwork of the Festival.
People’s Choice voting will conclude at 8 pm with the winner announced at 9 pm in Raintree Park.
One winner will be drawn and win ‘The Ultimate Weekend at Home’ valued at over $1,500. The prize includes two night’s accommodation and a weekend of CBD experiences including food, drink and entertainment for two people from Darwin City businesses.
If the winner is present at the draw, they will also receive an artwork piece from local Darwin artist Art by Miss Polly from her current exhibition ‘Strong’.
Northern Territory Government funds the Laneway series through Live Darwin and in collaboration with the Darwin City and Waterfront Retailer Association.
Free parking is available in West Lane Carpark from 3 pm.