Melbourne public housing mural the tallest in Southern Hemisphere

The 20-storey mural is the tallest ever painted on a building in the Southern Hemisphere, and once completed, will feature the faces of four residents who hail from three continents.Artist Matt Adnate hopes the artwork brings pride to residents of the housing flats. The work follows widespread success of silo art across Australia.

Some Good News – some very Talented Artists. [Ed]

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Wombat mural a happy accident born of a combination of love and fear

It’s a new and permanent piece of street art in south-west Victoria that came about by happy accident.
The hugely popular drawing on a railway bridge in Warrnambool shows a wombat seemingly emerging from a hole in the bridge.
Artist Jimmi Buscombe said the artwork, which took about three hours to complete, was intended to be a test run that would wash off in the rain.

I do like “Happy Endings” ! [Ed]

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Art silos a ‘bit of a lifesaver’ for struggling rural communities

Using silos as a canvas for giant works of public art is an idea that has swept across country Victoria like a dust storm.
Since 2016, when Guido van Helten began plying his brush to silos in the west Victorian town of Brim, close to a dozen other communities have followed suit.
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Play Me, I’m Yours


Play Me, I’m Yours was first commissioned in Birmingham, UK in 2008. With 15 pianos located across the city for three weeks it is estimated that over 140,000 people played or listened to music from the pianos. Since then more than 1500 street pianos have been placed in 50 cities, which have been played and listened to by more than 10 million people worldwide. Each new city that commissions the artwork becomes part of this growing international legacy.
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Some Happy News at last ! – what a beautiful idea.[Ed]

Stars shine on silo art in epic road trip

Grain silo art drive leaves mates starstruck
What do you get when two camera-crazy mates head off on a road trip? A glimpse of the grain silo art trail under the stars.
Grant Schwartzkopff and Tony Virgo captured these images of seven silos on a 500km, 10-hour drive one night in October.

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