Alice Springs

When I arrived at my accommodation in Alice Springs, I asked the girl on reception if there was any street art in the town, she replied that she had lived there for quite some time and had never seen any.  Undaunted, after checking in to my room, I headed into town with my camera at the ready, and as usual, I discovered quite a few pieces of good art.  A sample is shown below.

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Wandering the streets I found a long piece of work on the old Stuart Town Gaol, Alice Springs was originally named Stuart Town, after the explorer John McDouall Stuart but the name changed in 1933, and the historic gaol, built in 1908 and it served until 1939, houses memorabilia and stories relating to police history and life in Central Australia.  The mural shows the history of policing in the area.


I also discovered a large wall work next to a tavern, which coincidentally was where the girl in reception stayed when she first arrived in Alice Spring, she stated that she had just never noticed it.

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I left Alice Springs and headed out to the Red Centre on my way to Uluru, and at one of our toilet breaks at a cattle station called Curtin Springs, the art on shower block took my fancy and became the first of many such sights I spotted during my travels.

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