News | 12 July 2019
The Visual Arts ‘Public Open Space – art program’ has commissioned three new street art murals, and they are well underway to brightening our streets.
The first activation is an abstract work by ‘Resio’ at Phoenix Park Community Centre. This artwork incorporates a mixture of bright colours, artistic splatters and tonal blended sections. The artist has just confirmed completion of the project, which took 5 days to paint. Community consultation was conducted while finalising the design – the local response has been very positive, both in planning stages and during installation.
Secondly, Porter Street pocket park is getting some ‘star’ dogs on its walls. Artist ‘Sugar’ is well known for his nature inspired murals which incorporate local flora and fauna. Three dogs which frequent the pocket park were photographed to feature in the mural alongside local birdlife. The installation is underway and expected to take over 10 days to complete.
A third project was coordinated through Youth Services, which has resulted in a bright and colourful new look on The Hub roller doors and building. We have arranged anti-graffiti coatings to be applied to the murals, to ensure the longevity of our commissioned projects. Each activation has a desired presence for at least two years.
In conjunction with this program, the Visual Arts team provided two scissor lift training sessions for street artists at Holmesglen Tafe. The education aims to provide safe working practices and professional development opportunities for our creative community.