As a town that celebrates the arts, Tumby Bay has much to offer visitors who are interested in world-class street murals. The vibrancy of its community is being showcased not only during the Colour Tumby Festival
but also after all the festivities have concluded. This year, two new artworks will add to the town's meandering street art trail.
You are welcome to come and enjoy every one of the 27 murals already in existence along the trail. Simply download the map here
before heading out on your self-guided walk.
Among others, Spencer Street plays host to Smug
's Girl in Striped Polo
. The Glasgow-based artist was originally from New South Wales, however, he has been calling Scotland home for many years. His work takes inspiration from people and nature. I am very impressed with the realistic elements of both murals. Just take a look at the Curtis family's very own Ruvae!
Murals by Jimmy Dvate
can be found in Tumby Bay too. As a renowned contemporary artist, Dvate specialises in painting endangered flora and fauna. He captures their personalities brilliantly through a high degree of accuracy as well as an imposing use of colour. Be sure to check out his Pelicans
on Lipson Road and Leafy Sea Dragon
at the corner of Tumby and North Terraces.
The trail also includes a number of South Australian artists such as Jack Fran, Tristan Kerr, Vans the Omega, James Pedler (from Cummins) and Ashton Filmer (from Wudinna). They have all created some amazing art on the walls around town. It's great to see so many local talents being featured although this focus came about mainly because of COVID-19. I guess there is a silver lining to everything.
Tumby Bay is situated on the eastern coast of Eyre Peninsula
approximately six hours drive from Adelaide. The journey can be shortened by taking the Spencer Gulf Searoad