Mural tells migrant story
There are some truly extraordinary street art murals appearing around the city, and a newly unveiled migrant's story on a street corner in North Geelong has us and the local community smiling.
The City of Greater Geelong, Harcourts North Geelong Real Estate, and North Geelong Secondary School have collaborated their efforts to bring Melbourne-based artist, Baby Guerilla, to Geelong. Baby Guerilla was commissioned for her unique interpretation of subject matter and her ability to tell the story that needs to be told.
The story in question is that of migrants coming to Geelong. The mural displays a mother playing with her child, as a celebration of the new life that they are beginning to lead, and aged moving boxes and suitcases as a representation of settling into their new lives in Geelong.
Rose Grgic from Harcourts said the area has a rich cultural history that they wanted to pay tribute to.
“We wanted to do something that would resonate with the community, young and old. The artist has done that beautifully with the mother and child, and the nostalgic suitcases would be familiar to many of the older migrants living in this area.”
To discover the magnitude and skill of this artwork in person, which is highly recommended, you can find it on the corner of Separation and Tallinn Streets in North Geelong.