Brimbank,
19
January
2016
|
01:23
Australia/Melbourne

St Albans Urban Art Mural gives young artists a creative voice

Summary

A newly completed art work in St Albans is giving young people a creative voice and increasing civic pride.

The Urban Art Mural was designed in June 2015 and completed on 4 December 2015 on the wall of the IGA on Alfrieda Street in St Albans by a group of three young talented local artists working with two professional artists as mentors.

Brimbank City Council and St Albans Traders Association launched this project to improve the amenity of the St Albans Activity Centre, to create friendly, safe and colourful spaces and to reduce problem tagging.

St Albans is a diverse and lively community that has embraced public art and by giving young local artists a creative platform they are able to increase their professional experience, contribute towards positive social outcomes and feel valued as their artistic expression is validated in a public space.

The project costs totalled $3,500 with Council investing $2,500 and the St Albans Traders Association contributing the remaining $1,000.

The Urban Art Mural is located on the IGA Wall on Alfreida Street, St Albans.