Street artists to daub Port Adelaide’s public walls

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An artist works on one of the biggest and most striking street artworks at Port Adelaide. (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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We understand each other very well.”And while fostering a sense of community is a major part of the soccer club, success in the sport is, of course, the first objective.Picked for national tournamentAlong with his team-mate Shartiel Tuyishime, Lio has been selected to represent his state in a national soccer tournament in Canberra this month. Lio Nduwayo has been playing soccer for as long as he can remember.But since arriving in Hobart as a refugee with his family, soccer has helped him feel a deeper sense of belonging.”We become less anxious and stuff about what people are thinking [on the soccer field],” he told Ryk Goddard on 936 ABC Hobart.”It’s just like all of us are basically the same. (Supplied: Hobart United FC)
“It’s a lot of hard work and dedication,” Lio said.”You can’t really do as much stuff with your friends because you’ve got a lot of training going on after school, and when you go home you just sleep because you’re tired.”The tournament will see the boys play in front of various talent scouts, giving them a shot at advancing in the sport — but first they need to raise $1,500 each to get there.Hobart United FC is putting on a fundraiser called Let’s Play Together at the Moonah Art Centre on Tuesday night to help get the boys to Canberra.The event will feature music from Afghanistan and South Sudan, representing a small section of the background of the players at the club. There’s no different colour or culture or anything.”Lio plays for Hobart United FC. The team is largely made up of former refugees from various cultural and language backgrounds.Universal language of soccerEddie Mohammed has been the coach of Hobart United FC for about 12 years.”Different cultures, different languages — it is hard,” he said about communication between members.”But through the soccer, it’s one language. Photo:
Shartiel Tuyishime (left) and Lio Nduwayo have been selected to attend a national soccer tournament in Canberra this month.