First graffiti-style Welcome to Wezza mural days numbered

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The stretch of wall that bears the controversial Welcome to Wezza mural is likely to become a ‘rotating canvas’ for street art.

Mayor Adele Hegedich says the council is talking to young people in the city about developing a new mural for the wall, but it may also commission an artist to do the next piece.

The first graffiti-style Welcome to Wezza (Werribee) mural has prompted a slew of online praise and criticism after its unveiling late last month.

Wyndham chief executive Kelly Grigsby said the mural at the future Cherry Street carpark was done by students from Wyndham Community and Education Centre, who “viewed the message as welcoming and inclusive”.

The students were not paid for their artwork.

Cr Hegedich said the Welcome to Wezza mural was always meant to be a temporary piece of street art.

She said the mural along the carpark wall was likely to be changed on a regular basis, but she could not say how much longer the existing mural would be there or what the new piece would portray.

Cr Hegedich said any piece of art was divisive, and she reminded locals to respect the work done by the students.

“If you look at it as a piece of art – not the wording – it’s a fantastic piece of art.”


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