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​​Mural to help shine a spotlight on Sebastopol​


The Sebastopol Public Art is designed to celebrate the culture and history of the local community.

The Albert Street mural will be created by local artist Cax One. Cax has broken attendance records at Ballarat’s Red Brick Gallery and produced work across Australia.

The Albert Street mural is the final art installation from Sebastopol Public Art. It will feature colourful imagery reflecting Cax’s experience of growing up in the community when complete.

The mural will include Sebastopol ‘Burras’ Football and Netball Club’s iconic kookaburra mascot, a BMX bike, and a pink cloud representing Cax’s memories of buying gum and lollies at the local corner store.

The mural will also feature a recreation of the former Borough of Sebastopol town plaque. The plaque represented the area from its installation in 1864 until it merged with the City of Ballarat in 1994.

A murnong daisy will also feature in the mural to reflect the historic farming practices of the local Wadawurrung People.

The mural is one of 13 projects to be supported by the $5 million Spotlight on Sebastopol program as part of the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund.

The Spotlight on Sebastopol program is supported by detailed community consultation, including a local community reference group leading project designs and guiding investment.

Program funding is also supporting streetscape upgrades to Victoria and Albert Street community art and garden projects. It’s also supporting the construction of an accessible bike path connection along Hertford Street to Albert Street.

The Spotlight on Sebastopol program forms part of our investment of more than $41 billion over the past decade to ensure rural and regional Victoria is an event better place to live, work, stay and play.