Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Street art festival to make a splash in Mordi Village

Mordi Village in the City of Kingston LGA is set to be transformed into Melbourne’s first official street art precinct.

Ten walls will be converted to huge murals later this month as the exciting, provocative Wall to Wall festival comes to town.

“From 26-28 April, the street-art movement that’s rejuvenating cities across the globe will redefine our fabulous Mordi Village,” City of Kingston Council said in a statement.

“As the local and international artists from award-winning collective Juddy Roller get to work, we’ll also have tours, workshops, food trucks, live DJs, free face painting and a street party at the weekend festival.

“Corners and laneways of this bustling industrial precinct will come to life with thought-provoking, engaging pieces, bringing Melbourne city’s famous vibrant wall-art vibe to the southeast.”

Mayor, Jenna Davey-Burns said the Council was ecstatic to host the festival.

“This energetic blast of creative talent is also accelerating the ongoing transformation of Mordi Village, bringing a colourful, artistic layer to the metamorphosis of this area,” Mayor Davey-Burns said.

“Street art is a raw, impermanent, and open way of expressing ideas outside of the confines of convention. I am super proud of Kingston’s growing and vibrant arts and cultural scene and a true believer in the power of public art to enrich our communities – educating, challenging, and reflecting us.

“Massive thanks to the artists, organisers and local traders and we look forward to welcoming huge crowds to enjoy the street party.”

Melaleuca Ward Councillor. Tim Cochrane said the festival will take the evolution of Mordi Village precinct up a notch.

“We’ve already seen an uplift in the precinct, with new creative businesses calling it home over the past few years, “Cr Cochrane said.

“Now we’re taking it up a notch, with the addition of world class street art. It’s a signal to the community and perspective tenants and businesses, that this is the place to be. It’s the start of something special for the area.”

The art project will culminate in a self-guided art trail, that will encourage local and destination visitation to Kingston.

Mordi Village is in the Mordialloc Industrial Precinct, bordered by Governor Road and the Epsom Wetlands.

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