If you’ve found yourself anywhere near the vicinity of 240 Wellington Street, Collingwood lately, you might have noticed an enormous mural being painted on the side of the building.
That mural is now the tallest in the southern hemisphere, and it was painted by local artist Adnate.
The Wellington Street housing estate was built in the 1960s as part of an urban renewal program following World War II. It is one of Melbourne’s largest public housing estate with over 2,500 people calling it home.
Residents depicted are 6-year-old Arden Watson-Cropley, 5-year-old Ni Na Nguyen, Ethiopian refugee Badria Abdo, and Yulius Antares Taime.
The mural is now complete and is well and truly ready for everyone to check it out.
Where: 240 Wellington Street, Collingwood
For more info head here.
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Head image credit: Ben Tyers