Art vs Graffiti: Council’s battle continues

15 November 2013

AlburyCity has teamed up with Zoi Cafe and local artist Dan Mahon to install a new public artwork aimed at deterring tagging and vandalism.

The new vinyl-based artwork is a bright and colourful modernist impression of Albury and has been installed on the outer wall of Zoi Cafe in Dean Street.

Local artist Dan Mahon received $1,500 under Council’s Community and Cultural Program to complete the project. The Association of Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies also contributed $1,500 to the project.

The new installation comes after Baranduda based artists Letizia Gavioli and Michael Laubli used a grant from AlburyCity to install five steel panels depicting native plant and animal life around the Hume Freeway pedestrian bridges in May.

The project forms part of Council’s 10 year Urban and Public Art Strategy, which aims to assist local community groups and private businesses to commission public art and provide opportunities for local artists.