Stonnington's Urban Canvas on show in April

Some of Stonnington's most graffiti-prone walls and assets will be transformed next month in an initiative that will see six local Councils reinvigorating their most popular spaces with vibrant art and colour.

The Urban Canvas, a festival of mural creation and installation, will involve more than forty artists who will paint and create 30 large scale murals that will act as a graffiti deterrent.

You'll begin to see Stonnington come alive with bold colours, patterns and shapes from 17 – 30 April, when artists who have been specifically selected to take part in the program will be busily developing their murals and talking freely with the community about their work.

The 14-day festival is an initiative developed and funded through the Victorian State Government Graffiti Pilot Program, and aims to explore creative and artistic ways to deter and mitigate illegal graffiti on third-party assets.

The six participating local government areas are Bayside, Kingston, Port Phillip, Glen Eira, Boroondara and Stonnington who together make up the Inner South Metro Mayors Forum (ISMMF).

By taking a collaborative approach to graffiti management, the Forum has been able to bring together local and emerging artists from across Melbourne to showcase their work alongside various other community arts activations.

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