Portraits of diversity

The art installation, Many Faces, One Wyndham, in Station Place, Werribee. (Supplied/David Mullins). 249578_01

Diverse images of Wyndham residents, captured by a local photographer, are being celebrated in a Werribee public art installation.

The outdoor exhibition, titled Many Faces, One Wyndham, will be on display in Station Place until June 2022.

The installation is an extension of David Mullins’ Faces of Wyndham project.

The initiative aims to showcase the cultural backgrounds of the municipality’s residents, including traditional owners of the land and immigrants from overseas.

Mullins is hoping to profile a total of 100 Wyndham residents and their personal stories through his photos.

Wyndham’s creative city portfolio holder, Cr Marcel Mahfoud, said the council was proud to support local creatives and deliver on its commitment to make public art accessible.

“We are proud to present a collection of portraits of people from our local community,” Cr Mahfoud said.

“The colourful portraits are on display in the glazed entry at Werribee train station, brightening up our city centre.

“This temporary outdoor installation is captivating, so if you are in walking distance of Werribee train station, make sure you walk past and view the works.”

In Wyndham, 41 per cent of residents speak a language other than English at home, according to the 2016 national census.

“Wyndham is enriched through the many different cultures and peoples that make up our diverse city,” Cr Mahfoud said.

“This installation celebrates cultural diversity through capturing not only the faces of these people, but also their personalities, their dress, expression of culture and the communities that they represent.”

Details: www.davidmullins.com.au/many-faces