COVID-19 Update

Given the unfolding situation relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Australia and across the world, here at the City of Charles Sturt we want to be proactive and clear about how we can stay healthy and are making changes to the way we do things. Each day we will provide updates to the services and events that are impacted along with the latest information and recommendations from WHO, SA Health and the Government.

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Public art

Throughout history, art has been in the public realm in various forms in all societies and is the crucial link that defines a culture. Within a local setting, public art connects with the community through unique stories that reflect local history and culture.

A city wide place making approach ensures people enjoy spending time in vibrant places that are culturally attractive.

Opportunities for creative contributions from individual Artists, Artistic teams and community groups in the form of community and public art installations are encouraged because they add to our city’s “sense of place”.

In recognising this, the City of Charles Sturt has adopted a Public Art Policy and Guidelines to assist the community to create and install public art within the city. The Guidelines ensure that relevant stakeholders within proximity of the site are consulted and that the proposed artworks are both safe and reflect the values of the community.

Individuals or community groups proposing to install public or community art within the city’s public realm are requested to submit a public art application. Written approval from the City of Charles Sturt must be granted before the installation of any public or community artwork can occur that is in the public realm.

Stobie Pole Art Guidelines

Busking Guidelines

With the help of this map discover just some of the artworks that give this precinct its unique identity.

Guide - Street Art from Bowden to Croydon

Explore these areas, enjoying the colourful, creative and sometimes controversial pieces scattered throughout.

The Adelaide Fringe is a premiere arts festival that completely takes over Adelaide, her surrounding suburbs and even some regional areas of South Australia for 31 magical days and nights each year. The city practically pulses with creativity.

Venues big and small, pop-up and permanent house thousands of artists from all over Adelaide, Australia and the world. Around most of Adelaide’s corners, whether in an alleyway, a tent, a pub, a laundromat or an abandoned hospital for the criminally insane, you’ll be bound to find Fringe goodness in some shape or form.

Check out the great shows on offer in the City of Charles Sturt:

Fringe in Your Neighbourhood


18 September - 4 October 2020

About Umbrella Festival

Umbrella Festival is a major, multi-week, open-access live music celebration of gigs across music venues in SA.

Music SA has made the following accommodations for Umbrella Festival with contingency plans in place, should they be required.

The Umbrella Festival (previously set to open on 17th July) will be rescheduled to Friday 18 September - Sunday 4 October 2020.

The closing date for printed program registrations will be Wednesday 1 July.

Music SA is waiving the registration fee of $25 to allow the festival to be more accessible after the inevitable loss of income due to event cancellations and venue closures amidst the COVID-19 restrictions.

Register here:

Tickets will go on sale via Umbrella Festival website on Wednesday 22 July.

The SALA program will run from 1 to 31 August 2020 in digital form only via the SALA website and App.

In 2020 SALA are offering FREE registrations across all event categories, therefore, our 2020 Artist Registration Subsidy Scheme has been cancelled.

SALA invite registrations for exhibitions and other activities which can be accessed either online or while complying with social distancing measures.

Possibilities include online exhibitions or experiences, DIY walking tours, recording an artist talk, giving a Facebook Live studio tour. Registrations which do not follow current South Australian State Government restrictions will not be accepted.

Registering is quick and easy via the online form at

We encourage our creative community to get involved in this initiative and help bring art to our community during this time.

City of Charles Sturt's very own film festival. Film makers are invited from all over to showcase their films created around our City.

Westside Film Festival

Who doesn't love a great artistic display of Christmas lights!

Discover where all the great displays are and if you are feeling adventurous enter your own display for great prizes.

Light Up Your Christmas

The City of Charles Sturt community are working together to shape local spaces within the Hindmarsh precinct.

See what is happening