Call-out for street artists to do mural

PIECE: A new mural will aim to capture Sebastopol's identity.
PIECE: A new mural will aim to capture Sebastopol's identity.

City of Ballarat has called on budding street artists to help design and paint a new wall mural with teenagers in Sebastopol. 

The artwork will cover a suburban Beverin Street building owned by the Ballarat and District Aboriginal Corporation. 

It's hoped the $25,000 project will steer youngsters away from getting involved in illegal graffiti and instead encourage them to reflect upon the rich social and cultural mix of Sebastopol. 

Mayor Samantha McIntosh said illegal tagging took a heavy toll on council resources but that this initiative would help stem the problem.

Mayor Samantha McIntosh out the front of a Sebastopol building where the new mural will be painted.

Mayor Samantha McIntosh out the front of a Sebastopol building where the new mural will be painted.

Ballarat’s former top cop Bob Barby had previously labelled the city as one of the worst places for graffiti in Victoria.

Chosen artists will work with teenagers to help develop a design in April, with a completion date for the mural set for the end of June.

To register your interest, phone the council on 5320 5500 or visit ballarat.vic.gov.au.