A splash of colour in Sunshine

Young people and local artists in Brimbank have partnered together to create a new mural. Pic of (L-R) Sebastian Fransz; Carla Tadros; and Tadros Hanna. Photo by Damjan Janevski. 208279_03

Tate Papworth

Local artists have joined forces with a group of youngsters to create a new mural, designed to inspire community pride in Sunshine.

The colourful creation is located on a private wall in Watt Street which is an access route to the Sunshine railway station.

Local artists Tadros Hanna and Sebastian Fransz hosted workshops with young people experiencing disadvantage, who were brought together by Brimbank Youth Services, to design and produce key components of the mural.

Hanna said it was an extremely fulfilling experience.

“This is actually the first mural I’ve done since I’ve been living in Australia and I was so happy to be able to do it with another artist,“ he said.

“The workshops were also extremely rewarding…we hosted about seven of them and it was so nice to involve young artists in our community.

“We have a great opportunity here in Australia – everyone can express themselves freely and that’s what this mural is about.“

The project was delivered by Brimbank City Council, and funded by a $17,000 grant from the Victorian government’s Community Crime Prevention Program.

Brimbank mayor Georgina Papafotiou said it was a welcome addition to the area.

“This mural represents our diverse and harmonious community and will improve the amenity of the local area for visitors to Sunshine town centre, rail commuters, and local property owners alike,“ Cr Papafotiou said.

“We are proud of the young people and local artists involved, who have worked creatively and collaboratively to create this piece of public art for our community to enjoy for years to come.“