The Darwin Turf Club is presenting the "Horsing Around Darwin" exhibition as part of 2017 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup Carnival of Colour. The Darwin Turf Club and "Horsing Around Darwin" exhibition will promote the inspiring art scene in the Top End and will brighten up the CBD with this unique exhibition.
The eight life-sized fibreglass horses have been trotted out since 16 June 2017 and will be exhibited until the 11 August 2017. Some of the Horsing Around artworks will be auctioned off at the conclusion of the exhibition, with the proceeds going to the individual artist's charity of choice.
The first artwork is 'Ned Kelly'. Ned Kelly was created with collaboration by artist Johnny Romeo, Sprout Creative and SignCity. Ned Kelly is stabled at the Galleria in Smith St Mall.
Ned Kelly at Galleria Smith St Mall
The second Horsing Around exhibit is a horse named Parap Flyers by Parap Primary School. It's located at Star Village Arcade The Mall. This brown horse was painted by very creative students at Parap Primary School. They put a large territory desert rose on the horse's chest.
Ingrid Gersmanis translated the Carnival of Colour in his artwork called Gypsy. Gypsy is located at Stokes Hill Wharf Horse. Marnie Jay and her horse Neddy the gee gee will take you to a daydream land with a landscape of natural bushy scenes that flows into a billabong full of bird life, frogs and crocs.
These sculptures have inspired and brightened the mood of many social media users - check out the hashtag #HorsingAround.