Yerrabi pond mural

The mural at Yerrabi pond includes footprints painted with locally sourced ochre. 'Yerrabi' is the Ngunnawal word meaning 'to walk'.

27 July 2020

Canberrans can look forward to more street art popping up across the Territory with 25 Canberra artists receiving grant funding, as well as more artists being commissioned to undertake additional street art projects.

Creative Endeavour Grants funded through the ACT Government’s stimulus program will provide much needed help to local artists as they pursue a new project.

Street artists across the country have been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with many artists losing income as a result of projects being cancelled and exhibitions being postponed. Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to selected recipients.

A further $311,287 will go towards local street artists who will be commissioned to undertake a range of street art projects across the ACT. Projects, identified through community feedback, will refresh public and private facilities and amenities including two large scale city projects, the details of which are currently being finalised.

Public spaces such as amenity blocks are often the target of illegal graffiti. It is important the ACT Government refreshes these places with new art to reduce illegal activity and to keep our professional artists engaged and contributing to our city.

The projects will be commissioned by the end of 2020-21 and will run in collaboration with community groups and other areas of ACT Government.

The proposed street art projects will include artwork at:

  • Cooleman Court, Weston Creek
  • Woden squash courts
  • Tuggeranong Seniors Centre
  • Civic (two yet to be determined locations)
  • PCYC building, Turner
  • City Walk ground art
  • Narrabundah public toilets
  • Yerrabi Pond, Gungahlin

For more information on the Creative Endeavour Grants and upcoming street art projects, visit the City Services website.

All Canberra

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