Melbourne public housing mural by Adnate the tallest in Southern Hemisphere. Just six, Arden Watson-Cropley on his way to becoming “Fitzroy famous” More Here;

The towering 20-storey artwork, which features the faces of a six-year-old boy and a migrant woman from Ethiopia, is bringing pride and excitement to it the building’s tenants.

At just six, little Arden Watson-Cropley is well on his way to becoming “Fitzroy famous”.

Key points:

  • The 20-storey mural is the tallest in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Artist Matt Adnate hopes the artwork brings pride to residents of the housing flats
  • The work follows widespread success of silo art across Australia

The grade one student’s face is hard to miss as it stares out towards the city, painted across multiple levels of the Collingwood public housing block where he lives.

The 20-storey mural is the tallest ever painted on a building in the Southern Hemisphere, and once completed, will feature the faces of four residents who hail from three continents.

Looking down from above Arden is Badria Abdo, an Oromo woman from Ethiopia, who arrived in Australia in 2006 after more than seven years in a Kenyan refugee camp.

“When I saw my picture here I was very excited, I’m very happy,” she said.

Source: Melbourne public housing mural by Adnate the tallest in Southern Hemisphere – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)