This was such a good project to be a part of, artist’s such as Dvate, Heesco, Mike Makatron, Conrad Bizjak and Duke Style, transformed the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre in Footscray.
Covering the entire building in a Kaleidoscope of colours, featuring two incredible murals at either end of the building, Heesco painting an amazing Malcolm Fraser portrait and Dvate combining five different faces in to one insanely good portrait.
All this wouldn’t be possible without the work of Brian Mcmanus, my good mate Luke’s father and not to forget the tireless efforts of the volunteers who enjoyed being apart of such an amazing project, some even getting the chance to paint on the wall themselves.
For me hanging out in Footscray was the best part, I really enjoyed engaging in conversation with the Ethiopian community, hearing all their stories of how their lives have changed for the better since coming here.
Above all it was about representing the Asylum Seekers in positive light, which I felt the project achieved, “Art Heals”.
If you want to see this amazing mural, its on Nicholson street Footscray, “Asylum Seekers Resource Centre”, video By Michael Danischewski coming soon.