Byron United, Byron Bay’s Chamber of Commerce anti-graffiti program Postcards from Byron has completed the second postcard in the series with mural partner Telstra.
The mural on the Telstra exchange on Fletcher Street is named Timeless Byron Bay and is a celebration of the counter culture that came to the region in the 60s and 70s.
The Telstra building was identified as a major hot spot in the Chamber’s audit of CBD buildings regularly targeted with graffiti.
“Over the years the chamber has tackled Byron Bay’s graffiti problem with a group of dedicated chamber members regularly painting over tags in the CBD and significantly reducing the number of tags. However, large scale walls, such as the Telstra building, were unfortunately just too big a surface area for our small group of volunteers to deal with without adequate equipment and materials,” says Byron United’s Vice-President, Adrian Nelson.
“By creating murals on business premises that are repeatedly targeted with graffiti we are hopeful this approach will succeed in deterring tagging while creating art on our streets for all to enjoy.”
Postcards from Byron brings together local artists and youth, to mentor and produce art on the town’s graffiti black spots. The first mural in the series named Respect our Ocean was completed in October on the wall outside Bay Seafood Market in Lawson Street.
Businesses interested in joining the anti-graffiti program can contact Francis Cloake on 0401 592 114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org