BALLARAT’S popular community public art project We R You has taken on a fresh look for the festive season.
Local artists Josh Muir and Karl Woodward have their brightly coloured paste-up panels
featured in public sites around the Ballarat CBD and outlying neighbourhoods as part of the second phase of the project.
Muir said he decided to take part in We R You to gain further recognition for his art in the community.
“The works for this project had to be related to the summer time and they represent peace and love through colourful, vibrant pictures,” he said.
The new coloured works will be intermixed with the black and white photographic images created under the direction of local photographer Aldona Kmiec in the first phase of the project.
In the new year, Muir’s and Woodward’s panels will be joined by additional works by Melinda Muscat, Pauline O’Shannessy-Dowling and Ash Nichols.
The paste-ups will be installed at Sportz Biz, Ballarat Bargain Browsers, George Hotel Laneway, Blockbuster Video, Eclectic Tastes Cafe, YMCA Delacombe
Doug Dean Reserve and the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka.
We R You will continue to build on its community model next year, with artists working with local groups across Ballarat to create more artworks designed to bring excitement and colour to the city.