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Horsing Around! The Darwin Turf Club

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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.

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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.

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Parap Flyer at Star Village Arcade The Mall


Gary is one of the horses out for this unique exhibition and created by Chayni Henry. You can find Gary at Smith Street Mall at the end of Knuckey Street under the shade of a big tree.

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Gary at Smith St Mall (end of Knuckey St)


Gary Lang put out his horse called Spirit Horse (Milky Way). This beautiful artwork was created with spray paint and a stencil. You can find this horse near Tourism Top End building on Bennett Street.

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Spirit Horse (Milky Way) on Bennet St


At Tamarind Park on Mitchell Street, you can find Uncle Daryl, a horse wearing denim. This extraordinary horse was created by David Collins and Tamara Howie.

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Uncle Daryl at Tamarind Park on Mitchell Street


If you go to Darwin Waterfront, you can see Racing Stripes, a fibreglass horse created by Rob Brown.

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Racing Stripes at Darwin Waterfront


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.
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When: 16 June - 11 August 2017
Phone: (08) 8923 4222
Where: Various places around Darwin CBD
Cost: Free
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