Birds and dinosaurs are common themes among the finalists in this year's Australian Street Art Awards.
The finalists are the best street art experiences across the nation, with judges selecting art that attracts visitors and brings communities together.
Pelicans on Patrol by Queensland's Simon Mclean, the emu-themed 2 Kool 4 Skool from New South Welshman John Murray and as well as two dinosaur-themed pieces in Queensland are among the field.
And with interstate travel restrictions loosened in some states, the awards celebrate artworks that paint a picture about Australian tourism.
The 32 total finalists are shortlisted across 11 categories, and winners will be named in an online celebration on Friday, March 4.
Australian Age of Dinosaurs and Dinosaur Canyon: 'Australian Age of Dinosaurs' is a series of realistic, outdoor art installations in outback Queensland showcasing prehistoric creatures. The installations are shortlisted for Best Sculpture Park or Trail, and 'Dinosaur Canyon Experience Tour' is up for Best Street Art Tour.
2 Kool 4 Skool: 2 Kool 4 Skool: 'This piece is a finalist in the Best External Mural category imagines emus in sunglasses and face piercings. Younger community members around Lightning Ridge, NSW, assisted artist John Murray by adding their handprints.
Accessible Cuttlefish Throne: This South Australian piece by Karen Carr has been shortlisted for Best Landmark Sculpture. The colourful sculpture celebrates the city of Whyalla's marine ecosystem, and world famous annual cuttlefish aggregation.
Big Rivers Portrait Series: The 'Big Rivers Portrait Series' reflects prominent individuals of the Northern Territory town Katherine, who helped forge the Big River Region. The murals, nominated for Best Street Art Tour and Best Street Art Trail were painted by Jesse Bell and a collaboration of NT artists.
Chalk the Walk: 3D chalk artists transformed Newcastle's pavements during the 2021 Chalk the Walk Street Art Festival, which drew 6,000 visitors. The festival artworks were produced by Zest Events International and is a finalist in the Best Street Art Festival or Event category.
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