More street art to transform CBD building

Date published: 15 June 2018

Dancing in the streets has taken on a whole new meaning as a huge new piece of street art brings another building in the CBD to life.

Australian Artist Claire Foxton will complete a massive mural - encompassing a dancer on the walls on the Power 100 building on the corner of Sturt and Stanley Streets this week.

Street Art Activation Working Group Member Cr Russ Cook said Claire Foxton’s mural added to Townsville City Council’s growing vibrant Street Art program.

“Townsville’s street art scene is fast gaining quite the reputation among art-circles with our extensive range of murals from local, national and international artists,” Cr Cook said.

“This new addition of street art to our CBD will certainly capture people’s imagination and enliven the city.”

Local Councillor Ann-Maree Greaney said the city was becoming a hotspot for street art.

“Council has invested a lot in our street art program and it is paying dividends,” Cr Greaney said.

“New street art and murals will help bring more people into the city and hopefully they will stay to shop or dine at one of the local businesses.”

Cr Cook said there will be a free Council-run workshop where people can learn from artists and practice their skills.

“Claire Foxton will be conducting a Workshop this Saturday at the Murray Skate Park Outdoor Free Wall from 1pm to 3pm,” Cr Cook said.

“Council’s free Workshop gives up and coming artists or people who just want to try their hand at street art a chance to practice their art and learn new skills.”

The new CBD artwork will depict a vibrant mural of a dancer – inspired by the neighbouring Dance North Studio.

The new mural will be launched on Saturday night (16 June) at 6pm on location. For more information or to RSVP call (07) 4727 9011.