New street art piece to enliven the CBD

Date published: 28 May 2018

Townsville City Council’s CBD street art program is set to transform Sturt Street with a new edgy mural from a local artist.

Indigenous street artist Nicky Bidju Pryor will bring the laneway walls of the former Commonwealth Bank building to life with a mural of a native brolga dancing in the water.

Pryor’s mural Brolga Song and Dance will be the newest addition to Council’s CBD street art collection which expands on other major works in Denham Lane and Ogden Street.

Street Art Activation Working Group Member Councillor Russ Cook said the growing number of murals throughout the city were drawing people into the CBD

“We have a fantastic mix of artworks from across the region, the country and the world turning our CBD into a colourful and vibrant destination,” Cr Cook said.

“Townsville is certainly gaining a growing reputation in the street art scene and Nicky Bidju Pryor’s mural will add to that.”

Local Councillor Ann-Maree Greaney said the addition of new street art in the CBD helped enliven the area and made it more appealing for shoppers, workers and visitors.

“These murals can be really eye-catching and add greatly to the experience of coming into the CBD,” Cr Greaney said.

“Council is committed to creating more street art throughout the city to make it a more vibrant place to visit.”

Pryor’s street art piece is part of Townsville City Council’s Street Art Activation Framework – which aims to create an extensive network of murals throughout the CBD.

Visit our Street Art web page for more information about our Street Art program.