The final Laneway Series event of 2018 saw hundreds of Territorians flock to Raintree Park for the Gone Troppo Event.
The inaugural Peoples Choice award took place with over 800 Darwin residents voting for their favourite wall from the 2017 and 2018 Street Art Festivals.
The Street Art Festival is part of the Territory Labor Governments plan to transform and revitalise the Darwin CBD, to create jobs, retail opportunities and increase visitation; made possible by a boosted investment in the event as part of the record $103 million Turbocharging Tourism stimulus.
The votes were tallied and the winning wall located in Austin Lane by artist CTO opposite the Gurrumul wall was voted as Darwins favourite wall.
Voting was tough, with 23 sensational murals to choose from.
A lucky CBD local resident was the winner, winning the Ultimate Getaway at Home including accommodation, dining experiences and CBD activities valued at over $1500.
Ms Farrar from Darwin won a stunning artwork piece from local artist Polly Johnstons exhibition Strong.
Eight magnificent walls were illuminated for the evening treating spectators to a fabulous light show of colour.
Four of the walls in Austin Lane will stay illuminated for this weekend, encouraging all Darwin residents to come and enjoy the Street Art at night.
The event featured Blue Soul, a 7 piece Blues / Jazz band with powerhouse Lisa Sennett.
The Laneway Series will return again in February 2019.
Details from www.livedarwin.nt.gov.au www.facebook.com/livedarwin #liveDARWIN
Attached: People’s Choice – CTO Wall in Austin Lane.
As noted by the Acting Minister for Tourism and Culture, Nicole Manison
Through the Territory Labor Governments record Turbocharging Tourism $103 million stimulus package we are activating the Darwin CBD.
The Street Art Festival, the Darwin Live program, and the Laneway series have been incredibly popular, bringing many people into the Darwin CBD which is good news for businesses and supporting local jobs.