Sustainability Victoria’s “Small Acts Make A Big Impact” Campaign features a new
Mural by Colombian artist Katherine Gailer
Colombian artist Katherine Gailer (Aka Katira) delivered a new public artwork as part of Sustainability Victoria’s ‘Small Acts make a Big Impact’ campaign; which highlights simple actions Victorian residents can do to reduce waste and recycle more. Choose your small act now!
“In response to The Small Acts, Big Impact campaign, I designed a vibrant mural that portrays two culturally diverse characters in action, equipped with the essentials to transform habits and ma
ke positive impact on the environment. The composition incorporates floating plants and flowers surrounding the women- who carefully nurture seedlings and separate organic and recyclable waste.
Overall, the mural reveals a sense of harmony and balance with the natural environment. Moreover, butterflies are incorporated as a symbol of transformation and connection to the place we inhabit. Through a pop surrealist aesthetic and vibrant colour palette, the mural invites the public to reflecton our ability to effect change through transforming our habits and taking immediate actions to help reduce waste, recycle more and save our valuable resources when choosing small acts.” – Katira
Brimbank council’s arts and culture department offered in kind support with delivery of the mural and launch event, while the LOTE Agency provided further support. Representatives from Sustainability Victoria, Brimbank council and the Victorian Multicultural Commission joined together to officially launch the mural on Tuesday, October 4. Brimbank deputy mayor Thuy Dang said the art would allow the community to connect with the area’s diversity, heritage and aspirations.
“This mural is a great reminder that one small change in our behaviour towards living sustainably can make a difference to our environment,” deputy mayor said.
Mural Location: 315/321 Main Rd E, St Albans VIC 3021