Making News
06/05/2022
Artists zero in on Hastings climate mural
by Mornington Peninsula Magazine
Ritchies climate mural

Are you an artist who’s worried about the growing impacts of climate change and wants to highlight the benefits of doing something about it? If so, Mornington Peninsula Shire has a project for you. The shire is calling for expressions of interest from qualified visual artists or art collectives to create a “thought-provoking, impactful, colourful and vibrant mural with an overall positive theme about climate change”.

The focus of the mural, which will cover 144 square metres of the Salmon St wall of Ritchies IGA in Hastings, “should be a future Mornington Peninsula with a resilient and adaptive community who have achieved net zero emissions”, the shire said in a statement. “The site 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.”

“We hope this mural will help to create community conversations about the issues we face with our natural environment,” said Cr Lisa Dixon. “It will also offer a more sustainable approach to preventing graffiti in our townships, strengthen community pride and improve amenity.”

Expressions of interest close at 5pm on May 20, and the shire hopes the mural will be completed by July. To learn more or register your interest, you can go here or email climateemergency@mornpen.vic.gov.au

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