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Mural Arts

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Adelaide Aquatic Centre, North Adelaide

Artist Yvonne East has recently completed several murals at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre. The brightly coloured abstract aquatic themes have enlivened the area and are a great addition to the recent upgrades at the Centre.

Artist: Yvonne East
Title: Refractions
Project Partner: Adelaide Aquatic Centre
Year: 2014/15
Photo by Steve Rendoulis

Bent Street, Adelaide

The central focus of the 3D artwork is derived from kangaroo grass and includes sculptural elements of acacia along with painted outlines of flora and waterholes.

The artists were inspired by illustrated books on South Australia, allowing them to explore ways to visually depict greening and sustainability through the use of natural vegetation.

Artists: Tony Rosella (Lead Artist) and Ash Rundle (Designer)
Title: Bent Street 3D Mural
Fabrication Team: Tony Rosella, Robert Latus, Peter Carol
Year: 2014
Photo courtesy of the artist

Field Street, Adelaide

On Sunday 22 June 2014, local artists created the Field Street mural in the South West Corner of the City, as part of the Art-Sea Field Day.

The street was coloured sea blue and features a row boat along with schools of fish, a captain, giant squid, mermaid, marlin, submarine, lobster, prehistoric crocodile, turtle and water… all flowing down the street to Wright Court. 

Artists: Chad Spencer, Donovan Christie, Fletch, Fredsticks, Joshua Smith, OGS1, Ryan P, SG1, Stitchfase and Tarns
Coordination Group: City South Association, Artists/Project Coordinators Fletch and Mark Zed from Aspect Photographics, Kate Treloar and Sue McKay
Project Partners: City South Association, Project Coordinator Fletch and Mark Zed from Aspect Photographics
Year: 2014

Mercury Cinema, Lion Arts Centre, Adelaide

Mural at Mercury Cinema, Lion Arts Centre, Adelaide by Artists Matt Stuckey and Hiroyasu Tsuri (aka Twoone), along with art graduate Gabriel Cole
From left to right: Lisa Bishop, Gabriel Cole, Matt Stuckey, Hiroyasu ‘TWOONE’ Tsuri, Liam Somerville

Artists Matt Stuckey and Hiroyasu Tsuri (aka Twoone), along with art graduate Gabriel Cole, were commissioned to create a new mural to invigorate the red brick wall situated at the main laneway entrance to the Lion Arts Centre, off Morphett Street between the Jam Factory and the Mercury Cinema. The mural provided a much needed facelift and helps to reinforce the Lion Arts Centre as a creative precinct.

Artists: Matt Stuckey, Hiroyasu Tsuri (aka Twoone), Gabriel Cole
Coordination Group: Mercury Cinema
Project Partner: This project was supported through the City of Adelaide’s Arts and Cultural Grants Program
Year: 2014

Minima Hotel, North Adelaide

Minima Hotel mural

Expressions of interest were sought from artists interested in creating something to compliment the art rooms and to connect the interior and exterior of the building. With the help of a panel comprising the Melbourne Street Association, gallery owners, artists and City of Adelaide, three artists were selected and paid to develop a final concept with a final design by Lisa King chosen. Lisa has previously contributed to artwork within the Hotel's rooms. 

Artist: Lisa King
Project Partners: South Australian Tourism Commission & Minima Hotel
Year: 2014/15

Corner Pulteney and Angas Streets, Adelaide

Italian artist Hitnes, working as a muralist since 1996, came to Australia in 2014 to mentor Adelaide street artists.

Artist: Hitnes (Italy)
Project Partners: The Mill, Guildhouse
Year: 2014


Stafford Street, Adelaide

Artist: Vans the Omega
TitleForever Katherine
Project Partner: Building owner/resident. This project was supported through the City of Adelaide’s Arts and Cultural Grants Program.
Year: 2015
Photo courtesy of the artist


Topham Mall (Kang Kong), Adelaide

Mural outside Kang Kong restaurant, Topham Mall

Street artist 'Rock' (Federico Roldan) was engaged recently through an artistic mentorship program by City of Adelaide's Public Art and Placemaking teams.
Through consultation with the local proprietor of inner-city bar and restaurant Kang Kong a large-scale mural of a dragon was created in the Gypsy Dragon bar. Rock mentored two emerging artists in the process.
The mentorship program enables emerging artists to participate as mentees to learn valuable practical skills from established street artists.

Artist: Rock
Project Partners: Kang Kong, Placemaking team, City of Adelaide
Year: 2015
Photo by Steve Rendoulis

Topham Mall, Adelaide

Joe Felber, painting lecturer at Adelaide College of the Arts mentored three students to create the vibrant mural in the ‘cul-de-sac’ section of Topham Mall.

Artists: Joe Felber with students, Karl Brasse, Jenni McLauglin, Camille Booth
Project Partner: Adelaide College of the Arts
Year: 2014

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