The City of Greater Bendigo is calling for expressions of interest from young and emerging street artists aged between 12 and 25 to participate in a unique Graffiti Skills Project that will culminate with the unveiling of a new mural on the side wall of the Morley Emporium building in Mitchell Lane in June.

Workshops for the project will take place during April and June and participants will be mentored by professional artists who will help them develop their skills and knowledge of street art.

City of Greater Bendigo Youth Officer Rory White said the City is calling on young artists interested in getting involved in the project to register at by March 31.

“This is a really great opportunity for young artists to work with local mentors, learn new skills and how to approach street art legally while connecting with other local artists and exploring Bendigo’s street art scene,” he said.

The Graffiti Skills Project is an initiative of the City of Greater Bendigo and Radius Disability Services.  It is part of the Bendigo CBD Graffiti Prevention Project funded by the state government to deliver a range of anti-graffiti initiatives including graffiti removal, education programs to reduce tagging and community art.