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Melbourne Street Art spreads the COVID-19 message

If there’s one thing that expresses how Melbournians are feeling, it’s through their vibrant street art!

Artists have been inspired to get painting and have found a meaningful way to generate positivity, express their political views and thank all the frontline heroes who are fighting the current situation.

As a city that’s progressive and community minded in their attitudes, these few Melbourne based artists are expressing themselves with their street art.

A mural by John Lawry in Hosier Lane:

A piece in Melbourne's famous street art showcaseHosierLane, acts as more of a mirror. A young woman wearing a face mask stares out, looking a little alarmed, from the wall near the Flinders Street end of the lane.
Image credits: John Lawry

Brigitte Dawson and Melissa Turner's mural in Black Rock

Artists Brigitte Dawson and Melissa Turner, of Melbourne’s Murals, painted a thank you mural to medical staff in a lane off Balcombe Road in Black Rock. The piece depicts a medical worker with wings, holding up the globe as he stands on the coronavirus.
Image credits: Melbourne’s Murals

Amanda Newman painted a mural of Chinese doctor Ai Fen:
Another image of a woman wearing a surgical mask has appeared on a pillar of a railway overpass in Urquhart Street, Northcote.She is Ai Fen, a senior doctor at Wuhan Central Hospital who in December 2019 shared with colleagues information about patients with what we now know as COVID-19 She was reprimanded and accused of spreading rumours.The artist, Amanda Newman, said it's a tribute to an unsung hero.
Image Credits: amandanewmanart

Street art by skubzmope at Prahran Square:
In a mural in Prahran Square in Prahran, the artist skubzmope depicts a toilet roll with DON’T PANIC! printed on its paper.
The artists’ main aim was to get people to take a step back and have a good laugh at themselves.
Image Credits: skubzmope

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