Mornington Peninsula Shire is calling for expressions of interest from qualified visual artists or art collectives to create two public artworks in Rosebud as part of its graffiti prevention mural project.
The Shire said in a statement that it receives about 25 reports of graffiti a week, including on Shire buildings 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 hot spots telling meaningful stories about our Peninsula.” The Shire said it hoped to have the murals created between June and September.
Mayor Despi O’Connor said: “Public art and murals are proven to prevent ongoing graffiti, strengthen community pride, engage young people and improve public places.” Cr David Gill said: “The creation of murals at graffiti hot spots will generate a positive impact on the community and economy as well as give artists more opportunities to contribute in meaningful ways through telling important stories.”
Expressions of interest close on Tuesday, June 15.