Port Adelaide is an industrial suburb to the north east of the central business district of the South Australian capital of Adelaide. It’s also packed full of street art.
A former mangrove swamp it was founded in 1837 and soon became key to the development of Adelaide as a city. Now its many murals have become a draw in themselves. This, in no small part due to the efforts of the Wonderwalls street art festivals. These have been taking place in some form since 2015 and have left quite a legacy.
The area itself is relatively small with the highest concentration to be found in the areas around Hart’s Mill, Divett Street and the Warrawee Dock. Just wandering around in between these spots it’s likely that you’ll stumble upon something good. So for this post I thought I’d pick out some of the best murals to see in the Port Adelaide area. If you start from the first and follow them all in order you should be able to see them all in a few hours.
The Best Pieces of Street Art to see in Port Adelaide
1. Guido van Helten (Australia) – Harts Mill (inside), Mundy Street (2015)
2. Telmo Miel (Netherlands) – Basketball SA, St. Vincent Street (2017)
3. Peeta (Italy) – 94a St. Vincent Street (2019)
4. Sat One (Germany) (2019) & Mimi (Australia) (2017) – 15 & 16 Quebec Street
5. SMUG (Australia) – Rear of ‘Red Lime Shack’, Robe Street (2015)
6. Natalia Rak (Poland) – 8 Karatta Dock Wall (2017)
7. INTI (Chile) – 11 Karatta Dock Wall (2017)
8. Amanda Lynn (USA) – Timpson Place (2017)
9. Jimmy C (Australia) – 9 Jubilee Street (2017)
10. Etam Cru (Poland) – 293 St. Vincent (2015)
11. Mike Makatron (Australia) – Pirate Life Brewery, Barlow Street (2018)
12. Vans the Omega (Australia) – Valentino’s Pizza, Port Adelaide Railway Station (2015)
The street art of Port Adelaide was visited on 31 October 2019. A fuller map of all the artworks can be found here. For more posts about Australian street art take a look at these articles on Adelaide and Brisbane.