Calling all artists! An exciting opportunity for our arts community

Published on 05 May 2022


We’re excited to call for Expressions of Interest from qualified visual artists or art collectives to create a mural on the wall of Ritchies IGA in Hastings.
The mural will cover approximately 144 m2 along the Salmon Street wall of the Hastings Ritchies IGA and be visible from the Shire Library.
The aim of the mural is to:

  • Create a thought-provoking, impactful, colourful and vibrant mural with an overall positive theme about climate change.
  • The focus of the mural should be a future Mornington Peninsula with a resilient and adaptive community who have achieved net zero emissions.

The site at Hastings provides an amazing opportunity for an engaging mural to highlight the topic of climate change and how addressing climate change can create positive outcomes for our community.
It is intended the mural will be fully completed by July 2022.


Expressions of Interest are now open and close on 5pm 20 May 2022
To learn more or to submit an Expression of Interest visit or email  

Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Anthony Marsh:
“This mural will create a lively atmosphere for this part of Hastings, focusing on climate change and our natural environment. This project is an opportunity not to be missed by our creative community.”

Quotes attributable to Cerberus Ward Councillor Lisa Dixon:
“We hope this mural will help to create community conversations about the issues we face with our natural environment. It will also offer a more sustainable approach to preventing graffiti in our townships, strengthen community pride and improve amenity.” 
Quotes attributable to Arts and Culture Advisory Panel Representee, Councillor Paul Mercurio:
“Giving creatives the opportunity to contribute to the Mornington Peninsula in meaningful ways is an important initiative for Council. Projects like public murals help to enhance the value and importance of arts and culture in our townships. We look forward to seeing a range of unique work from local and national artists.”



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