Graffiti murals, created by local students as part of the ‘Sorry About Your Wall’ project, are now on display for the community to enjoy at the Central Goldfields Art Gallery.
Launched in November last year, the project is aimed at preventing graffiti across the Central Goldfields Shire.
The ‘Sorry About Your Wall’ project involves Central Goldfields Shire working with Victoria Police and the Central Goldfields Art Gallery to engage with 220 local students, aged 10 to 18 years of age, from local schools.
Reece Hendy, a designer and street artist from Bendigo organisation ‘Nacho Station’, has been working with young people throughout the project to develop the final mural boards.
These mural boards are now on display at the Gallery for the community and the families of students to enjoy.
Central Goldfields Shire Chief Administrator Noel Harvey said it was wonderful to see a positive initiative around graffiti prevention underway in the Shire.
“It’s great to see a program where young people can be creative whilst at the same time learn about the costly impact illegal graffiti can have on local communities.
The Sorry About Your Wall Project is funded by the Victorian Government’s Crime Prevention Program.
The ‘Sorry About Your Wall’ project aims to: