After a lengthy break, Sutherland Shire Council is pleased to announce that Walk the Walls Street Art Festival is once again returning to Cronulla in December 2022!
The $88,500 investment from NSW Government is being put towards the revitalisation of spaces affected by graffiti and vandalism through the installation of artworks of various genres and styles.
Follow the Walk the Walls 2022 trail map - PDF - 947 KB and see how an array of street artists have enhanced the streets of Cronulla.
The Walk the Walls initiative, piloted in 2016, has been instrumental in reducing graffiti in areas known to attract antisocial behaviour and associated crime. Since the Walk the Walls events have been held, there has been an 82% reduction in graffiti incidents and 98% reduction in the volume removed at the Caringbah locations, and a 93% reduction in graffiti incidents and 97% reduction in the volume removed at the Cronulla locations.
This project will revitalise areas identified as perceptibly unsafe by the community, but also support local and emerging artists, educate young people on the importance of respecting public places, and boost economic growth in neighbouring businesses.
Be prepared to be astonished by the real-time transformation of dreary run-down spaces throughout Cronulla CBD, from the Wharf Hut through to Surf Lane. Be sure to swing by Cronulla RSL in advance of the festival to view our promo wall, capturing the essence of Cronulla and community.