Tuesday, 17 January 2023
The best street art experiences in the nation have been revealed with the announcement of finalists in the 2022 Australian Street Art Awards. After rigorous judging by tourism leaders and experts around Australia, two of illuminart’s projects have been selected as national finalists in the acclaimed awards, with winners announced on the 10th February 2023!
Quorn Silo Light Show shortlisted for the 2022 Australian Street Art Awards’ Best Mega Mural gong – and going on to win Gold!
In the arid lands of the South Australian Flinders Ranges, a nightly show projected onto Quorn’s historic silo has been named as one of the best public art experiences in the nation! The Quorn Silo Light Show is a free spectacular nightly art attraction created by team illuminart in partnership with the Flinders Ranges Council.
Constellation Stories in Light Trail shortlisted for Best Street Art Festival or Event gong – going on to achieve an unprecedented accolade for artistic director and co-founder, Cindi Drennan, for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Australian Art Tourism’.
Constellation Stories in Light Trail, held across five South Australian towns in 2022, was a free event boasting five simultaneous showcases of artwork that foretold the future. The artistic stories were a regional collaboration between team illuminart and regional artists from across South Australian communities. The family friendly, colourful displays of science-themed artwork and associated stories were a treat for all who sought adventure in regional South Australia.
In this world first, Illuminart’s vibrant projections blazed to life simultaneously at five unique landmarks to catapult viewers into imagined alternative futures. The stories in light were accompanied by a trail of local activities that supported the science fact and fiction themes of the project.
The Australian Street Art Awards, established in 2018, recognises companies like illuminart and the regional destinations with whom we work, that are using public art to attract visitors, boost their economy and engage their community.
Awards Director Liz Rivers said “The Awards provide a platform where trailblazing destinations – cities, regional towns and precincts – can be recognised for their contribution to both the world of street art and art tourism. Each of the communities acknowledged through these Awards have made their mark as a must-see destination for art lovers.”
The Australian Street Art Awards was the tourism industry’s first, and remains the largest, recognition program for excellence and innovation in art tourism. Being shortlisted in these Awards further cements the reputation of the paricipating destinations as aspirational attractions for everyone who loves to discover visually stunning experiences.
With rigorous judging of submission by tourism leaders collated, plus second-tier auditing and due diligence now complete, the projects finalist success has the credence of the tourism sector. The judges commented that this year’s entries were of a very high calibre, with all nominees demonstrating determination and commitment to improving their community through the adoption of a swathe of creative projects. Judges’ feedback to nominees will include ways to finesse their offering and attract more visitors through their public art.
Gold, Silver and / or Bronze winners in all 11 Australian Street Art Awards categories will be announced during an online celebration of creativity on Friday 10 February.
To find out about the other awards we have received head to illuminart’s Awards Page
To learn more about how Quorn went from a huge blank canvas to a light painting check out this blog.
We would like to thank our partners and sponsors for helping to make these projects possible: Flinders Ranges Council, District Council of Karoonda East Murray, Regional Council of Port Pirie, Copper Coast Council, Berri Barmera Council, Arts SA and National Science Week.
For a full list of finalists, head to Australian Street Art Awards.