And the 2009 Artforce Award Winners are........



Winner - Jak Rapmund with “Memory Loss” on TSB B0053 (pictured above)

Runner up - John Ledingham with "The Lost Traffic Signal Box" on B0379

Highly Commended - Daniel & Kirsten Stewart with "Scoot n' Commute" on B0460


Winner - Phillip Hammond with "Auld Lang Syne" on TSB B0041

Highly Commended - Jeanette Lee with "Deshon's Hill" on TSB B0421


Guido van Helten with "Living in Harmony" on TSB B0100


Jemima Sambono with “Water Snake Fire” on TSB B0221


Nick Simpson with “Going Green” on TSB M1807


Jessica Wright with “Lucky Sunny Q150” on TSB B0491


Ned Hastie with “Space Bots” on TSB B0491


Shae Rudd for Sandgate State High School with “Yacht Race” on TSB B0246


QPASTT and Jo Murphy with “Me and You” on TSB B0553


Congratulations to the winners and all the traffic signal box artists for brighten up the streets of Brisbane!


2009 Artforce Awards

2009 Artforce Awards

Date: 23 November 2009

Time: 6.00pm for a 6.30 start until 7.30pm

Location: Bribane Powerhouse - Turbine Platform, Lamington Street NEW FARM

Urban Smart Project is pleased to announce the date and location for the 2009 Artforce Awards. This year's Award incorporates Queensland's birthday celebrations and the 52 Q150 traffic signal box artworks that have been painted this year. The Award will link the Arts Community, Local and State Government and is designed to celebrate the creative efforts of Brisbane's traffic signal box artists. Everyone who has painted a TSB this year will receive an invitaion in the mail to this all ages, free event.

Traffic signal box art winners in 9 categories will be announced on the night and cash prizes awarded totalling over $3,300. Award categories for TSBs painted from 01/11/2008 to 31/11/2009 are Overall Winner, Best Q150, Best Indigenous Artist, Best Under 18, Best Under 12, Best Organisation, Best School, Best Reconciliation.

If you have not received an invitation and would like to attend please contact us. Hope to see you there!


Painted TSBs better than the Eifell Tower!!

Painted TSBs better than the Eifell Tower!!

"I live near the Eiffel Tower and I see it everyday, but it now does little for me. When I come here I see beautiful and different art on every corner - I like that better."

Quote from a Parisian man visiting Brisbane. He stopped and expressed his opinion to Tim & Judy Sharp while they were painting the latest Leaserbeak man TSB in Adelaide & Edward Street, Brisane.

Our new website has launched!

WOW! The huge news is that you are on our new website. If you have spoken to us in the last 12 months you will have heard of our imminent new website.

The task may not have taken so long if we had not wanted a one-stop shop to paint a TSB. If we had found Big Fish TV earlier then it also wouldn’t have taken so long. They have been fabulous!

We hope you will find that it is great to be able to request TSB allocations, upload designs, download Agreements and get everything organized for your big paint job on line.

The GALLERY is our favourite place on the site where you can check out all the TSBs that have been painted since 2004 (over 2,000).

Please drop us a line and let us know what you think.

Sunshine Coast TSBs Cover Story

Sunshine Coast artists have joined a massive public campaign to change the way we look at the humble traffic signal box and the results really can stop traffic. If you have stopped at the traffic lights and seen a dancing fish, bikini babes or a green pea boat, you have no doubt noticed the artwork that adorns traffic signal boxes (TSBs) stretching from Caloundra to Coolum. An initiative run by Urban Smart Projects, the concept of painting boxes originated 10 years ago in Brisbane as an inexpensive and creative way of tackling the spread of graffiti.

Download the full Noosa Journal Article here

Sunshine Coast Daily Article

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