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The Waterways for Wildlife project was developed to transform the rebound wall in Anderson Park (5 Anderson Road Hawthorn East), through a site-specific mural. This was part of City of Boroondara’s Graffiti Management Strategy, aiming to:

  • discourage vandalism (graffiti and illegal posters)
  • improve the appearance of rebound walls across the municipality
  • enhance the community’s engagement with, and enjoyment of the local parks and streetscape.
A mural on a rebound wall showing a person with a butterfly on their hand and another person holding a bag of rubbish, both are surrounded by colourful flowers, plants and animals

Local artist (Yan Yan) Candy Ng was engaged to work with Auburn South Primary School students earlier this year, to develop creative concepts for the mural.  Themes around environmental sustainability were identified, and educational workshops tied to the curriculum engaged students around the theme.

Throughout the workshops, students created artwork depicting local fauna found in Boroondara’s waterways, explored the harmful impact of waste on the waterways, and identified ways to reduce the impact of waste in the environment.

Artwork created by the students was permanently installed at Auburn South Primary school.
Taking inspiration from the student’s artwork, artist Candy Ng designed a vibrant and engaging mural highlighting the importance of keeping Boroondara’s waterways clean.

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