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Proper Creative is a partnership between David Collins and Jesse Bell - both artists have a strong background in the rich history of graffiti and street art in Darwin and the NT. 

Proper has been operating on Larrakia Land and throughout the Northern Territory for over 15 years and are the trusted provider of large-scale mural and public art projects.


Proper Creative is a collaboration of local artists from all disciplines, specialising in small personal jobs to large-scale public art projects. The team at Proper Creative offer a range of services from workshops, exhibitions, graffiti and crime prevention murals and small group instruction. The Proper Creative team guarantees all work and services and we manage projects from the design and implementation stage to production and handover. We support and enable local artists and understand your needs, and we have the backing of 15+ years industry experience


Proper Creative has had a hand in most of the notable projects in the Northern Territory; if you see a great mural in the NT, chances are we were involved in managing it, providing/referring the artists, or providing advice. 

We have also managed the Darwin Street Art Festival since its inception in 2017, transforming the laneways of Darwin into a spectacular outdoor gallery and forever changing the way that people move through our beautiful tropical city.

Activate Darwin

"Activate Darwin has worked with Proper Creative on countless street art projects in the past four years. David and his crew are a professional team who deliver exceptional artworks that have changed the face of Darwin for the better, and we thoroughly enjoy the working partnership we have with them."

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CHANNEL NT: "Co-founder of Proper Creative David Collins walks us through the 2022 National award-winning murals and streets of Darwin, NT."

ABC Australia: "Darwin is continuing to claim its place on the national street art stage with local artists taking home a slew of gongs at...(the) Australian Street Art Awards. From major murals to hidden gems, the attention-grabbing art dotting Darwin's streets is drawing eyes from around the country."

Discover Darwin: Interview with Proper Creative Co-Directors David Collins and Jesse Bell.

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Water & Carbon: Proper Creative assisted to make this project happen with local artist Trent Lee and the City of Darwin.

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