Street art opportunities for artists

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Mornington Peninsula Shire is pleased to call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from qualified visual artists or art collectives to create a public artwork as part of our Graffiti Prevention Mural Project.

The Shire receives around 25 graffiti reports a week including Shire and private properties. The project will build upon the success of other Shire murals that have had little or no graffiti issues and will deliver two murals in graffiti hotspots telling meaningful stories about our Peninsula.

Artists from across Australia are invited to submit concepts for two locations in Rosebud. More locations across our Peninsula will be announced on our website.

Our Expressions of Interest are open now and close on Tuesday 15 June 2021.

The Shire recognises the value and impact of arts and culture to our community. We aim to provide services, events and experiences to support the development of a vibrant, sustainable arts and cultural sector.

We hope to have the murals created between June and September 2021

To complete an Expression of Interest or to find out more please visit:

mornpen.vic.gov.au/muralprojects

Quotes attributable to Mayor Despi O’Connor

“We’re thrilled to be able to provide creative opportunities to combat local graffiti. Public art and murals are proven to prevent ongoing graffiti, strengthen community pride, engage young people and improve public places.”

Quotes attributable to Arts and Culture Advisory Panel member, and Red Hill Ward Councillor David Gill

“The creation of murals at local graffiti hotspots will generate a positive impact on the local community and economy as well as give artists more opportunities to contribute in meaningful ways through telling important stories.”

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