The Street Art walk is a dynamic, community-driven cultural treasure of the Blue Mountains, created by Street Art Murals Australia (SAMA) in partnership with the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, University of Western Sydney and relevant stakeholders in the Beverly Place precinct. The Street Art Walk displays world standard street art from all aerosol disciplines. International, national and local artists of varying experience paint large-scale artworks in this precinct through a curated process of proposal and selection. Stylistically the murals cover all street art artistic disciplines and are temporary by nature.
The Story Behind The Street Art Walk
The Street Art Walk is the product of a long period of negotiations between SAMA and the relevant stakeholders in the Beverly Place precinct and the Blue Mountains City Council (BMCC). In September 2014, SAMA undertook a crowd-funding campaign with http://www.startsomegood.com that enabled SAMA to raise almost $20,000 to help fund the Street Art Walk.
Many of the Street Art Walk’s supporters are local community members and business owners. As a result, the Street Art Walk is an authentic community-driven and locally supported project that will positively impact upon Katoomba, and the Blue Mountains more broadly. SAMA believes that the Street Art Walk will prove to be a dynamic space that will promote urban beautification, enhanced tourism opportunities for businesses, and social inclusion in a currently underused space in the centre of Katoomba.
Visit the Street Art Walk
The Street Art Walk is located in Beverly Place, Katoomba, in the heart of the Blue Mountains.
Apply to Paint
The Street Art Walk is not a legal wall to paint. The site is designed to showcase community murals or the work of senior individual artists. Only artists or community groups with an Approval Permit from Street Art Walk’s Management Team may paint. A permit is only valid for the mural site listed on the permit and during the dates listed on the permit. Painting without a permit, outside of the designated mural site’s demarcation lines, or painting outside the dates specified in the permit is to considered illegal and will be treated as vandalism.
4 Steps to Get Painting
- Submit a completed Application to Paint.
- Successful applicants will be issued an approved Permit to Paint.
- Meet with a SAW Project Management Team representative on site to discuss safety precautions and confirm mural site location.
- Paint your artwork.
Contact the SAMA Coordinator at Blue Mountains City Council