Paint the town gold and bronze! Frankston and Hastings have each shone at the 2022 Australian Street Art Awards.
Starting the success story in Frankston, their City Street Art Tours have brought home gold in the category of Best Street Art Tour. Insightful from the moment of departure, these guided tours lead explorers to the best outdoor art across Frankston. Amazing murals included! This is the second year Frankston has been awarded first place in the same category. And the first city to do so!
In Hastings, it was the ‘Painting Our Future’ mural that was awarded a third placing in the category of Best External Mural. Created by artist Julian Clavijo, the 40-metre mural is a captivating fusion of colour with an important message embedded. That is, to inspire discussion and community action on climate change. Its bold yellow and blue design is striking from all angles. And its location is ideal within the main shopping district of Hastings.
Founded in 2018, the Australian Street Art Awards recognise locations nationwide where visitors can see spectacular street and public art. The Awards is the largest initiative to award achievements in art tourism. It was also the industry’s first of its kind! Outdoor art is an amazing asset to Australia's diverse tourism offering, so it's only fitting for it to be celebrated properly. 11 categories are included in the Awards. This includes recognition of Best Art Laneway and Best Rural Art.
Art on the Mornington Peninsula is something to be enjoyed year-round. Our region is home to an impressive collection of galleries. And there are also winery Sculpture Parks to explore too! To learn more about art on the Mornington Peninsula, click here. For gallery inspiration, read our recent story here.
The city of Frankston is a place of endless discovery. Take it easy and spend the day beachside. Indulge in an array of inspired food and drink experiences. Or explore the rich shopping scene that leaves a lasting impression. Where will you begin the adventure? Explore more of Frankston here.
A fishing village at heart, Hastings has become a top destination to visit for its main shopping street and relaxed foreshore. Pelicans can often be seen from the Hastings jetty. And there are multiple scenic walking and cycling tracks to follow. Explore more of Hastings here.
Winners at the 2022 Australian Street Art Awards were announced as part of an online celebration event on Friday 10 February 2023.
For more of the best things to do on the Mornington Peninsula, read on below!