O'Toole Walk mural - Expression of Interest

Mural being painted in Hastings

As part of the Hastings Streetscape renewal project, Mornington Peninsula Shire (MPS) invited local artists to submit a concept design for the painting of a large mural within the O’Toole Walk in Hastings.

The laneway is dedicated to the O’Toole family and particularly to Dermot O’Toole, who was tragically killed at his Hastings jewellery store in 2013. Working closely with the family, Council has recently upgraded this laneway to create a place that is infused with meaning and connection for the O’Toole family.

The new mural will be approximately 15m x 3m high and will be a colourful, vibrant and detailed montage of imagery that pays respect to Dermot O’Toole, the Irish heritage of the O’Toole family and their connections and contributions to Hastings.

We had a fantastic response, receiving a total of 16 submissions from a wide variety of artists. The Mornington Peninsula Shire’s (MPS) Public Art Panel included: 

  • Bridget O’Toole, Wife of Dermot O’Toole and representative of the O’Toole family
  • Tracey-Lea Smith, Acting Coordinator, Arts & Culture/Director, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, MPS
  • James Bryan, Urban Designer, MPS
  • Darren Simnett, Hastings Streetscape Project, Project Manager, MPS
  • Kate Roper, Cerberus Ward Councillor, MPS
  • Rebekah Pryor, MPS Arts and Culture Advisory Panel Member 

For further information, please contact:

James Bryan - Urban Designer
5950 1982 
james.bryan@mornpen.vic.gov.au