Artist to tackle climate change in new mural
Published on 18 August 2022
Mornington Peninsula Shire is excited to announce Melbourne artist Julian Clavijo will be creating a thought-provoking and impactful mural about climate change on the wall of Ritchies IGA in Hastings (opposite the Hastings library).
Julian, a nationally and internationally renowned award winning artist, was selected after a comprehensive EOI process in May this year.
Julian is a public artist, painter and sculptor. After graduating in 2011, he started exploring the possibility of translating his photorealistic oil painting technique on to mural painting at any scale. By mixing spray painting skills, commonly used in the world of street art, and the traditional brush work techniques almost resembling classical fresco murals, Julian achieves striking hyper-realistic results by painting murals at monumental scales in public spaces.
His art has both an environmental theme and empowers young people to visualise a world where they can make a difference.
Julian recognises the need for urgent change: “we, the global society, need a collective consciousness to bring back the balance in nature through sustainable living.”
His work will start in early October and is anticipated to be completed by December 2022.
To keep up to date visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/muralprojects
Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Anthony Marsh:
“Not only will this mural create a lively atmosphere for this part of Hastings, but it will focus on climate change and our natural environment – something our community has expressed a strong passion about.”
Quotes attributable to Cerberus Ward Councillor Lisa Dixon:
“I’m looking forward to seeing Julian’s creative take on climate change! We hope this mural will help to create community conversations about the issues we face with climate change. It will also offer a more sustainable approach to preventing graffiti in our townships, strengthen community pride and improve amenity.”