Banyule has a vibrant and colourful collection of commissioned street art throughout the municipality. Many of these murals and pieces are designed & created by young people as part the Banyule Street Art Program which aims to engage young people using this art form in a legal and positive way and end with a legal mural within Banyule.
About the mural
This wall had been requested by Macleod Traders as it is a site that was frequented with graffiti and is at the beginning of the main strip of shops so was an eye sore.
New Hope worked on the design in Term 3 of 2019 with a brief requesting identifying Macleod and native birds. New Hope participants who varied in age and skill level all got to paint and were so proud of their work and collaborated together so well. The New Hope facilitators were on hand to help with layout and characters such as the rainbow lorikeet.
On paint day, we had many people stop and comment about how much they loved it – videos were taken and members of the public were so interested and impressed by this program, parents and kids stopped to watch, people pulled over their car to tell us how much they loved it, with people walking past several times to see how we were getting on.
New Hope participants and artist including; DASH & Domski
34 Aberdeen Road, Macleod
New Hope Street Art Program
Street art is for 12-25 year olds that are involved in the graffiti community. These workshops are designed to engage young people using this art form in a legal and positive way and end with a legal mural within Banyule.
This weekly program is for young people that are involved in the graffiti community. These workshops aim to enhance participants skills in art and the process of working on legal walls.
Throughout the year we run different workshops all over Banyule for young people who would like to learn more about this art form and learn new skills.
If you want to get involved or have any questions, please contact Lisa on 0427 833 321 or DM Facebook.
Street Art Mural Expression of Interest Form
If you know of, or own a wall that is being tagged a lot and think it would be a good place for a mural please, complete our online Expression of Interest
You can also check out our Street Art page on the Banyule Youth Portal - Keeping connected from home for heaps of resources, tutorials and more here: https://www.banyuleyouth.com/street-art-0