street art

Nimbin’s commitment to its arts community and culture is permanently on public display, a unique representation of the village’s Indigenous and alternative communities.

Nimbin’s street art enriches the lives of residents and visitors alike, promoting cultural and economic development by attracting Australian and overseas visitors, while providing the community with a visual vehicle to promote issues and values of importance. Street art and village beautification is a priority for Nimbin, working alongside local organisations, businesses, and artists, to maintain and revitalise the colourful and iconic, heritage-listed village streetscape.

street art

history of the murals

In May 1973, in the lead up to the Aquarius Festival, Australian psychedelic artist, Vernon Treweeke, came up with the original idea to “paint up” the village of Nimbin. Festival organisers Graeme Dunstan and Johnny Allen assisted in the project and permission was sought from the local shopkeepers. (more)

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