Art attack! Call for help to stop graffiti along Memorial Drive

11 April 2018

An exciting opportunity exists for a local artist to have their work featured alongside one of Wollongong’s busiest roads.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said a section of noise barriers on Memorial Drive are the targets of an anti-graffiti initiative.

“The eyesore will soon be replaced by art work depicting Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal culture, heritage and the local environment,” the spokesperson said.

“In recent years the noise barriers on this section of road have been consistently defaced with costs of up to $100,000 each year to remove the graffiti.

“The art work planned for the barriers will be multi-coloured and aim to deter vandals as tagging will be more difficult.

“Expressions of interest are now open for an Aboriginal artist to get involved and have their work showcased to thousands of motorists each day.”

Expressions of interest to design and paint the art work are open until Monday 23 April.

Anyone interested can find out more information or submit an application by calling (02) 4221 2527 or emailing southernprojects@rms.nsw.gov.au.

“Community members should stay tuned, with more details about the project to be made public in the coming weeks.”

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