The recently completed mural in Hastings at Ritchies IGA on Salmon Street has been nominated as one of the best public art experiences in the nation.
‘Painting Our Future’ by renowned artist Julian Clavijo has been shortlisted for the 2022 Australian Street Art Awards’ Best External Mural.
The Australian Street Art Awards, established in 2018, recognise destinations using public art to engage their community while also attracting visitors and boosting their economy.
The 40-meter thought-provoking and colourful mural was commissioned by Mornington Peninsula Shire to raise awareness and inspire community action on climate change.
Gold, Silver and / or Bronze winners in all 11 Australian Street Art Awards categories will be announced during an online celebration of creativity on Friday 10 February.
Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Steve Holland:
“Congratulations to the artist and all those involved in the creation of this mural. It is a great achievement to be named as a finalist for the 2022 Australian Street Art Awards, now we eagerly await the announcement of the final winners!”
Quotes attributable to Cerberus Ward Councillor Lisa Dixon:
“Julian’s mural looks astounding and creates a dynamic atmosphere for this area of Hastings. So glad to see it’s being recognised!”
Quotes attributable to Arts and Culture Advisory Panel Representee, Councillor David Gill:
“We’re very proud that this vibrant and visually impactful mural is being celebrated.”