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Field Street in Adelaide links the south west corner of the city to Chinatown, and is home to a couple of restaurants and professional offices. Normally a quiet corner of the city, Field Street came alive earlier this year for the popular Sunday Field Days street markets. These free events successfully combined gourmet eating, family entertainment, and activities for kids.

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Kids Enjoying Sunday Field Days


On Sunday June 22 Field Street will come alive again with Art-Sea Field Day, a sea themed street art extravaganza. Some of the most popular street artists in Adelaide will be transforming Field street, colouring the road a sea of blue with a painting of a row boat sailing off down the street. Schools of fish, a captain, giant squid, mermaid, marlin, submarine, lobster, prehistoric crocodile, turtle and water will all flow down the road to Wright Court.

Anyone with an interest in street art is welcome to come along and watch the artists at work. But it's not simply a spectator event - activities for kids will include chalk drawing for younger children. Adults and older children are invited to paint using supplied pre-cut fish stencils with the help of an artist, filling spaces between the larger designs created by artists.

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Will We See Another Sunday Selfie From the DJ?


Music will be provided by a DJ, and there is a good range of food available from The House of Pearl Malaysian restaurant, Thanh Thanh Vietnamese restaurant and Jam the Bistro.

Adelaide City Council is supporting the Art-Sea Field Day and has contributed public art funding. Several of the artists are very well known in Adelaide - Josh Smith ran Espionage gallery and will be painting a sea captain. Steve Glass worked on Illuminart in Port Adelaide and will be painting water, Chad Spencer has produced murals for city hotels including The Franklin and has designed a marlin, while Stitchfase (who usually stitches but has a new talent for mural work) will be painting a mermaid.

You can also expect to see some of the renowned street artists who are involved with the Milkcrate Culture Gallery and Vacant Space events.

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Street Artist Ricky Working at Vacant Space


There are too many more artists to name, but plenty of local Adelaide talent is taking part in this innovative event to brighten up the south west corner. It's only a short walk away from the Central Market and Chinatown, and a relaxed way to spend a pleasant Sunday afternoon. Come along early, enjoy some food, and watch the street being transformed to a seascape in front of your eyes.

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Food Will be Available at Jam the Bistro


Time-lapse photography by Mark Zed from Aspect Photographics will record this free event, and the artwork, photography and artists' contact details will be published post event on City South Association's website. Field Street will be closed to traffic between Gouger Street and Wright Court from 9am to 6pm unless rain is forecast for June 22, and the Art-Sea Field Day will be rescheduled for Sunday 29 June

Art-Sea Field Day is organised by City South Association and will run on Sunday June 22 from noon until 5pm. You can find out more from the event page on Facebook. There will be plenty of activities for kids and family entertainment at this free event, so don't miss it!

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Why? Because it's fun
When: Noon until 5pm
Where: Field Street, Adelaide
Cost: Free
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