Young people, artists and City staff in front of one of the new murals at Whittington Link. Photo credit: Nathan Dyer, Geelong Advertiser
Young people, artists and City staff in front of one of the new murals at Whittington Link. Photo credit: Nathan Dyer, Geelong Advertiser

Young people creating vibrant spaces to celebrate National Youth Week!

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Young people and street artists are transforming two bland walls at Whittington Link into colourful murals to celebrate National Youth Week.

The murals are part of a community arts project and to improve the look and feel of the area.

Young people are working with renowned street artists to create one mural of the Bellarine Rail Trail and one of a large pattern using tape art. 

It's a great opportunity for young people to see their work have a positive impact on the community.

As part of National Youth Week celebrations, the City is hosting a number of other events which include live music, skate, scoot and BMX competitions, and free barbeques.

National Youth Week is about celebrating our young people and the contribution they make to our community. 

National Youth Week runs until Sunday 9 April 2017.


Linda Quinn - Director Community Life

They’re big, bright, full of colour and will transform the walls into vibrant and appealing spaces.
The art work will help create a sense of pride, respect and ownership in the area.
We’re also working on two other murals, one with a renowned street artist, a business and a school in North Geelong and one with young people at the Waurn Ponds skate park."