Melbourne West Mural Guides Multicultural Communities Towards a Sustainable Future in Victoria

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Sustainability Victoria partners with The LOTE Agency to commission a mural in the City of Brimbank to get their “small acts make a big impact” message out to communities.

The LOTE Agency, translation company, partnered with Sustainability Victoria to commission a mural to inform culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in the western suburbs of Melbourne on how to make greener choices regarding household waste and recycling.

Colombian artist Katherine Gailer, aka KATIRA, seeks to push the boundaries of art as a vehicle for social cohesion and she designed a vibrant mural that portrays a culturally diverse woman in action, equipped with the essentials to transform habits and make a positive impact on the environment. KATIRA painted the mural on Main Street in St Albans over ten days and unveiled the finished mural today. The mural invites the public to reflect on their ability to effect change by transforming habits and taking immediate actions to help reduce waste, recycle more and save our valuable resources when choosing small acts.  

The mural is tailored to members of CALD communities who, due to cultural and language barriers, can sometimes be hard to reach. This is just one of the reasons why the mural location was chosen, to be where CALD community members live, work and play.  

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