Mildura City Heart’s third large-scale mural installation explores and celebrates everything “work, rest and play” in the CBD.
Shillidays Lane, between Eighth and Ninth streets, received a bold splash of colour by Scottish artist Baxter, who worked alongside the community to bring his vision to life.
Baxter, who came to Australia to build next works in Melbourne’s street art scene, created the Work, Rest and Play mural after spending time in Mildura completing his working holiday-visa farm work.
Painting and designing to a brief of “work, rest and play”, Baxter approached the project in his own style, his signature bold, bright and colourful design exploring what the CBD means to different people.
The mural – measuring at 20 metres wide and 5.3 metres high – highlights the ways the community interacts with Mildura City Heart in a blended abstract-figurative style.
The Shillidays Lane piece adds to other new and existing street art, murals and ghost signs, which all highlight different aspects of the precinct, its history and culture.
The Work, Rest and Play mural was the first to be funded through sales of Mildura City Heart’s previous mural art posters (available here: https://www.milduracity.com.au/buy).