Street Art Explosion

Each year the Street Art Explosion program commissions Australia’s best emerging and established artists to create large-scale murals across Adelaide city and suburbs, contributing to Adelaide’s international reputation as a vibrant and artistic city.

Since 2016, Street Art Explosion has been responsible for the creation of 36 public murals across Adelaide, created by 58 artists.

Our 2020 Street Art Explosion map will be avaiable in January 2020 digitally and from various locations. 

You can also use our digital map below to create your art tour. 

Find an amazing work that isn't on our map? Upload a snap of it to Instagram with the hashtag #ADLfringe

2020 Artists

Dave Court

'An Accessible Future' - Deaf Can:Do, Grange Road

Dave Court is a multi-disciplinary artist working in areas of painting, design and installation. After graduating with Visual Arts honours specialising in painting in 2013, Dave was involved in a number of different projects including the award winning immersive art project Mr IST. Other major projects Dave has worked on include running ethical clothing brand foolsandtrolls, retail store/art space Created Range and working as creative director of Yewth Magazine. Dave is also the designer and winner of our Poster Competition for 2020, with his piece ‘Lollipop Diamond’. ‘An Accessible Future’ was a project Dave assisted in bringing to life, working with the two designers to paint this large-scaled piece. 

William Maggs

'An Accessible Future' - Deaf Can:Do, Grange Road

William Maggs is a profoundly deaf emerging artist from Adelaide who aspires to expand the unique beauty of portraiture and reach into the window of people’s souls. Passionate about humanity and life on earth, William excels at realism and hopes to develop many elements to express emotion in its purest form. Through his art William seeks to challenge society’s perception of deafness. William is one of the designers of ‘An Accessible Future’, which he worked closely with fellow designer Juanita Klobas. William also assisted Dave Court in painting this piece, bringing his and Juanita’s ideas to life.

Juanita Klobas

'An Accessible Future' - Deaf Can:Do, Grange Road

Adelaide based graphic designer, Juanita Klobas, has created a broad range of digital design solutions over the years. Her passion for creativity began in school and has manifested in various forms throughout her career progression. The combination of her studies in architecture, urban planning and graphic design have strongly influenced the way she approaches her artwork. Her strength in branding and design layouts has allowed her to build her portfolio across a range of industries, including the development, retail, hospitality, manufacturing, medical and utility sectors. Juanita was a joint designer on the Mural ‘An Accessible Future’, along with emerging deaf artist, William Maggs. 

Donovan Christie

'Cornerstone of the Community - Comic Edition' - Sym Choon Lane, Adelaide

Emerging as a teen graffiti artist, Donovan Christie learnt to look at his environment differently to others, with an acute eye for detail. These realistic depictions of our daily settings are a reminder to stand still and view our landscape through a different lens. The self-taught artist has been selected as a finalist in several major art prizes including The Waterhouse, The Kennedy, The Lethbridge 10000 and The Parklands Art Prize just to name a few, in addition to becoming the Channel 9 Young Achiever of the Year for Arts and Fashion. You might recognise his Street Art Mural, as Donovan’s design ‘Cornerstone of the Community’ is the cover of our 60th Anniversary Book. 

Header Image: Photographer Trentino Priori. Artist Leah Grant.

 

Availability

2020 Street Art Explosion maps will be available in January 2020. Keep checking back to see where you can collect your copy!

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