Graffiti prevention through urban art

We work with local artists and community groups to install artwork as a graffiti prevention strategy. Our projects can transform graffiti hotspots into beautiful art experiences in your neighbourhood.

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Learn about some of these initiatives

Gemvale Road retaining wall mural

Retaining wall mural – Gemvale Road, Mudgeeraba

To prevent graffiti on the retaining wall located along Gemvale Road, artist Charleen Morris worked with the Mudgeeraba community to create artwork that reflected its local heritage. The artwork showcases the original Mudgeeraba Exchange Hotel now known as the Wallaby Hotel. It also includes main street of Mudgeeraba in its pioneering days, the church, the train station and the timber logging bullocks. The design features the area's rolling hills and gumtree forest. To create a sense of joy for the viewer, bright colours were used in the design.

Stoner Family Park mural

Basketball rebound wall mural – Stoner Family Park, Merrimac

We worked with Merrimac Neighbourhood Watch (Nerang 7) and artist Libby Harward to complete a mural on a basketball rebound wall at Stoner Family Park, Merrimac. Following numerous reports of graffiti in the park, it was identified that a mural would help to prevent graffiti. It would also beautify the area, enhancing community pride and a sense of safety.

The Stoner Family Park mural was inspired by members of the community who have a proud connection with the history of the local area. With farm animals, local flora and fauna - the mural reflects the area's earlier dairy farming activities. It is painted in bright colours to promote a feeling of freedom and celebration. The artwork was first installed in 2012 and further refreshed in 2017 to extend its longevity.

Helensvale under-pass mural

Pedestrian underpass mural - Helensvale

We worked with local artist SK412 (Christen Salmon) to create a mural located within the pedestrian underpass at Helensvale. This location was identified as a graffiti hotspot and suitable for a graffiti prevention treatment. The mural has become an integrated community element of the underpass. It is providing an effective long-term graffiti prevention outcome.

Arthur Earle Park mural

Public toilets building mural - Arthur Earle Park, Nerang

Local artist Libby Harward was engaged to develop the design for this community art mural. She worked with the local community and representation from The Traditional Owners, Yugambeh People. The design reflects elements of Nerang's historical background.

The shovelnose shark translates to ‘Neerang’. The paddle steamer ‘Maid of Sker’ currently resides beside the Nerang River and represents vessels trading up and down the river. Playing cards are associated with skating. Blue lines and connecting circles represent skate park users travelling between parks. Feathers honour the Polynesian culture; and the water lily, reeds and bunyip pay tribute to a love story of the Nerang River.

The mural has become a local attraction and an effective long-term graffiti prevention deterrent. This project was funded by a grant from the Australian Government (The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002).

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