A giant mural of the late music legend Dr Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu will take pride of place in this year’s Darwin Street Art Festival, which begins on Thursday.

The festival will bring together 12 street artists from Australia and overseas who will paint large scale murals around the Darwin CBD over 10 days.

Dr Yunupingu will be painted by Melbourne street artist Andrew J Bourke.

“As I prepare for my next project, I feel honored to be given the opportunity to paint the late DR.G (sic) Yunupingu for my mural at the Darwin street art festival this year,” Mr Bourke said on Instagram.

“Such an iconic and important voice who will be forever remembered on a global scale for his gift in music.”

By Wendy Caccetta