Published on 13 February 2023
The recently completed mural in Hastings at Ritchies IGA on Salmon Street has been named as one of the best public art experiences in the nation.
‘Painting Our Future’ by renowned artist Julian Clavijo has won bronze for the 2022 Australian Street Art Awards’ Best External Mural.
The Australian Street Art Awards, established in 2018, recognise destinations using public art to engage their community while also attracting visitors and boosting their economy.
The 40-meter thought-provoking and colourful mural was commissioned by Mornington Peninsula Shire to raise awareness and inspire community action on climate change.
Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Steve Holland:
“Congratulations to the artist and all those involved in the creation of this mural. What a great achievement to be named bronze at the 2022 Australian Street Art Awards!”
Quotes attributable to Cerberus Ward Councillor Lisa Dixon:
“Julian’s mural looks astounding and creates a dynamic atmosphere for this area of Hastings. So excited to see it’s been recognised – this is a big win for all involved."
Quotes attributable to Arts and Culture Advisory Panel Representee, Councillor David Gill:
“We’re very proud that this vibrant and visually impactful mural is being celebrated. Congratulations to all involved on winning bronze.”
Australia Street Art Awards Media contact: Liz Rivers firstname.lastname@example.org / 1300 88 22 59 / 0409 071 816.