Graffiti turns to Art at Hill Top

January 24, 2024 10:39 am in by

A kookaburra in burnt bushland has been painted on the tennis club to tie into Hill Top’s village theme of black summer, while a mural with native plants and the story of rejuvenation has been added to the soccer club.

It’s all part of a new look $100,000 rejuvenation project, for the much-loved Boronia Park, that has often been the target of graffiti.

To celebrate the new look public space, the Hill Top Community Association held a special Sunday brunch toshowcase how the negative impacts of graffiti have been replaced with magnificent artworks and a much safer environment.

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Council’s Coordinator Community Development, Corinne Buxton said, “Highlights of the day included a mural art workshop run by Artist Joe Quilter and Indigenous artist Shazda Brown, musical entertainment by Hill Top’s Kristen Towns.”

The community led project has revamped the Park with extra lighting, security cameras, new trees to make graffiti prone walls harder to access, safety fencing, artistic murals on facilities and community workshops