Emerging talents through to well-known street artists have contributed to 11 new artworks in the Pennyweight Walk open-air gallery.
The City of Greater Bendigo charged street art collective Nacho Station with commissioning new works for the space.
Nacho Station’s Reece Hendy said they commissioned art from three up and coming artists, five active artists in central Victoria, and three high-profile artists from Melbourne.
Mr Hendy congratulated the artists, who he said had gone “above and beyond” with their works.
One of the artists chosen is Josephine Gullan, whose art references Bendigo’s multicultural and mining history.
She said she believed it was important to acknowledge the diversity of the city’s roots.
She completed her mural in just two days, balancing it with her Year 12 studies.
Year 9 Crusoe College student Connor Cantwell is another emerging artist whose work features in the laneway.
He said it was great to be displayed alongside other established artists.
City of Greater Bendigo creative communities co-ordinator Maree Tonkin said the new artworks were “an extraordinary celebration of new and contemporary work”.
Street art, she said, took art out of the gallery and into a “really accessible medium” that everyone could enjoy.
“I think artists contribute to creating a really vibrant city,” Ms Tonkin said.
Pennyweight Walk’s open-air gallery was established in 2010, and this is the third set of artworks.
They will be on display for the next two years.
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