Stanthorpe Street Art has added a touch of colour to the already beautiful world of Stanthorpe and the Granite Belt. Plan a day (or two) on the art trail, travel a little slowly and shop and dine along the way. Stanthorpe Street Art includes a range of eclectic artworks transforming some of our public spaces, revitalising areas formerly forgotten and telling the stories of the Granite Belt.
Why is Street Art important?
Stanthorpe Street Art is important because it highlights different elements of our region while also celebrating the diversity of our community. Quite often areas such as alleyways, old brick walls and public facilities can be eyesores in a community. With Stanthorpe Street Art these often overlooked areas are now intriguing and interesting points of interest. The Street Art is all about sharing our sense of community and ensuring that our region continues to present a colourful world while also sharing our ongoing story.
Where can you find Stanthorpe Street Art:
Stanthorpe Street Art has been a work in progress since the early 2000’s. Perhaps the first and most famous piece of art in Stanthorpe is our Brass Monkey who sits on the corner of Maryland and Railway Streets. Over the last 20 years several pieces have been made possible by the generosity of the SDRC, RADF, the Stanthorpe Art Gallery Inc. and generous local businesses and community members.
This project is fluid and the community is adding new pieces and projects on an ongoing basis. Stanthorpe Street Art now extends to various places in the Granite Belt.
To access details along with map head to the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery.
Some of our highlights of Stanthorpe Street Art are as follows:
YMCA / Gallery Alleyway
Take your cameras and phones and put yourself in the picture with the range of artworks that are just begging for a star. Find the artworks in the alleyway between the Gallery and the YMCA swimming pool.
Italian Streetscape at the Farley Piazza
The Italian Streetscape is a celebration of the history and culture of the Granite Belt’s Italian heritage and community.
Angelo Valiante by Guido van Helten
Angelo was one of the first Italians to settle in Stanthorpe. This beautiful work is all about respect for the past and hope for the future. Angelo has seen the last 100 years in Stanthorpe. He gazes outward with hope for what the next 100 years might bring to our beautiful region.
The Drapl Mural was created in 2016 and is visible as you drive north along the Main Street. The Drapl Mural is a dynamic artwork that depicts all that is exciting about the Apple & Grape Festival.
Backpackers play a big part of the Granite Belt community. This mural depicts a tranquil image of two Backpackers making their way through the Granite Belt.
Whatever the weather, we stand together
The newest addition to the Stanthorpe Street Art collection is located on the old ambulance building in Weerona Park. This work was created to recognise the incredible emergency services who were instrumental in saving multiple properties during the 2019 bushfires.
Photo credit: Lara Flanagan
Lara Flanagan is a writer and vegan food creator who lives in Tenterfield. She is delighted to call the incredible region encompassing the Northern New England and the Granite Belt her home. She is the creator of My Notes From…by Lara Flanagan. Here she writes about her travels, her love of the local area, plant-based food and anything in between!”