Good things come in threes! Darwin Street Art Festival returns for its third year.

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The Darwin Street Art Festival will return to the Northern capital for its third and biggest year yet this September. Running for ten days from September 5 to 15, the festival will again invite an assembly of the most talented local, interstate and international street artists to place a permanent mark on the Darwin CBD. 

Since the inaugural festival in 2017, the Darwin Street Art Festival has reshaped the once unadorned Darwin CBD with some of the country’s largest and most powerful murals. The works cover a diverse range of subject matter, especially stories and issues facing the northern territory today. 

The Darwin Street Art Festival will kick off with a collaborative mural between HOUSE OF DARWIN and Loona Toons on Austin Lane in the Darwin CBD. The mural has been inspired by the rugged and untamed beauty of the Northern Territory landscape. 

Renowned artist, Vexx from Brussels, Belgium has been announced as the festivals first international talent with the full list of local, interstate and international artists to be announced in the coming weeks. 

The festival will take place across the Darwin CBD from Smith Street and Austin Lane, through to West Lane and The Mall. 

Over the last two years the Darwin Street Art Festival has seen breathtaking murals capture a broad range of subject matter, from technicolour dreamscapes, famed Territorians, social and environmental issues and more, leading onlookers to reflect deeply about the beauty of the Territory and issues affecting the top end and wider nation. 

The 2018 festival saw the creation of sixteen original murals, some as large at eight storeys tall, all of which continue to be present across the Darwin CBD. 

“We are so proud to present the third Darwin Street Art Festival this September. The festival attracts some of the best Australian and international street artists who will paint original commissions across the Darwin CBD,” said street artist and Festival Organiser, David Collins. 

Festival goers will be able to try their hand at street art by attending free spray-painting workshops and contributing to a large “paint by numbers” public mural. 

The Darwin Street Art Festival will include a range of interactive and immersive experiences for the whole family. 

  • Paint by Numbers - September 6,7,14 &15 - The Mall, Darwin CBD

  • Street Art Workshops - September 6,7,14 & 15 - The Mall, Darwin CBD

  • Wrap Party – September 14 - West Lane, Darwin CBD.

  • DSAF Hub – September 5 to 15 – Smith St, Darwin CBD. 

The Darwin Street Art Festival is proudly presented by the Northern Territory Government with support from Apparition Media, Proper Creative, MTN, Haymes, Darwin International Airport, Ramada Suites Zen Quarter & Access Hire Australia

Visitors to Darwin can find more information on the festival and the artworks unveiled at the festival, as well as a map of where to see them at the festival’s website,