On a small, residential brick garden wall is a mural of a Growling Grass Frog, almost blending into the real surroundings of grass and lichen-greened wooden fencing.

The 2020 RenuWall mural program has been completed.

RenuWall is Moreland’s program to beautify our public spaces, to engage our arts community in meaningful public artwork and address graffiti hotspots in Moreland. After many delays due to the rolling effects of COVID-19 restrictions the first round of RenuWall murals has now been completed.

The murals range from the small, subtle beauty of Dvate’s series of native fauna at 129 Harding St, Coburg on the Merri Creek trail (above), to the colossal, 44m long graphic work of Ness Flett at Barkly St Park (below).
A cement brick wall 3 storeys high and 44 meters long painted with a  mural of two Regent Honey Eater birds on a sky blue background with foliage and lines.

Mike Makatron’s landmark wall at 260 Sydney Rd, Brunswick (Below) helps further cement this area as an arts and design hub.
A mural is painted on the side wall of a two storey Victorian shop, depicting Sydney Road over-grown with vegetation. An old tram sits idle on its tracks. A kangaroo hops up the deserted road.

Texta Queen’s stunning work at the end of Manallack Street, Brunswick (below) is a poetic provocation about the transformation of the landscape but on a surface level it can be enjoyed just for its celebration of colour and design.
A brick wall an industrial building is covered in a mural of brightly coloured vegetation native to the area at time of colonisation.

IMAGES: Growling Grass Frog (Dvate), Regent Honey Eaters (Ness Flett), Sydney Rd, Brunswick (Mike Maka), unsettling portal / from the future to the past / void of nostalgia (Texta Queen)


Proposals for the 2021 RenuWall program have now closed.

The five new murals are due to be completed by end of June 2021.
The selected mural artists will be announced here soon.