On a recent visit to the town of Normanville on the western side of the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, I was able to find some recently created street art. These were completed in September 2020 and are another example of local artists being used to brighten up spaces by painting scenes of the region.
On a plain brick wall at the side of the town’s supermarket you can now find panels of bright art depicting ocean and beach scenes relevant to Normanville. The artist behind these murals is Nicole Black and she also mentored local artist, Chelsea Nicholls and two emerging artists, Alicia and Anika Wollaston. The designs were created in consultation with the Yankalilla Youth Advisory group and the District Council of Yankalilla Arts and Culture Advisory group.
One of the panels depicts a honeyeater and wattle, another a landscape scene of the region and magpies, there’s one of a plover on the beach (something that you do see regularly at Normanville) and a large panel depicting an underwater scene. These can all be found on the wall of the Normanville Foodland on Andrew Avenue.
There are a number of other art pieces to find in Normanville including this one on the wall of the Normanville Surf Life Saving Club, which is a top spot to have a drink on a Friday evening and take in the view along the coastline.
The Jetty Caravan Park as it suggests is within walking distance of the beach, surf lifesaving club and the town centre too. It’s even home to the odd arty caravan too. Normanville is around 76 kilometres south of Adelaide.