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November 28, 2016 11:26:59
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Completed artwork on the wall of a Saint Vincent Street building.
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An artist works on one of the biggest and most striking street artworks at Port Adelaide. (Supplied: Renewal SA)
Artist Smug One at work on s scissor lift. (Supplied: Renewal SA)
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Street artists will transform Port Adelaide into an open-air art gallery when a three-day festival is held next April.Local and international mural artists will daub the main streets and tiny lanes of the Port with works aimed at giving the north-western suburb a unique identity in Adelaide.More than 20 artists contributed when the inaugural Wonderwalls festival was held early last year.Artistic director Joel Cooke, whose own artworks bear the name Vans the Omega, said it was exciting that artists would be given another chance to liven up the walls of old warehouses, hotels and other buildings, both old and new, of Port Adelaide.”Wonderwalls brings together some of the world’s most highly acclaimed street artists to work alongside Adelaide’s finest and we expect some of the murals to be the largest ever seen in Australia,” he said.South Australian government agency Renewal SA is leading community efforts to economically revive Port Adelaide while marking its distinctive maritime history.Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan said the street art was an important part of that.”Anyone who has visited the Port in the past couple of years would find it hard to miss the giant murals on the old Marine and Harbours building, which send a signal that this precinct is a place of renewal,” he said.”The interactive exhibitions will transform blank walls into stunning works of art entirely unique to Port Adelaide.”As part of the Port’s revival, there are plans for nearly 23 hectares of waterfront land in the Port River precinct to be turned from industrial use into apartments and other retail and commercial development.
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Port Adelaide street art
Artist Kab101 paints the door of a Port Adelaide warehouse. (ABC Adelaide: Brett Williamson)