Many Australians have turned to art and creativity to get them through COVID-19. Whether its learning a new instrument, sharing a craft project with the kids or tuning in to one of many online performances from our favourite artists, we’ve used imagination and innovation to connect with each other and have some fun throughout isolation.
Mornington Peninsula residents are no exception, if our recent #MPBinspiration project is anything to go by!
Inspired by 2020 Victorian Local Hero Australian of the Year and 2019 Mornington Peninsula Australia Day Citizen of the Year, Josie Jones, and local artist Jackie Green, Mornington Peninsula Shire recently encouraged residents to get creative and bring colour to the community by painting their wheelie bins.
A total of 4,649 votes were cast on 68 entries that featured some of the things our residents love the most about the Mornington Peninsula; its incredible birdlife, fauna and flora, our unique environment and its marine life; gourmet wine and produce and our vast coastline.
Your votes helped the following entrants take home a Zero Waste Living Pack to help keep us thinking about how waste affects the Peninsula. Congratulations to Beth Sheffield, Claire Monique Taylor, Emma Stone, Cedar and Ochre Sheffield, Min Clements, Julie Kozaris and Teena Daley for their most popular bin art entries.
Thank you to all of the #mpbinspiration entries, all of the artworks on your bins are fantastic and will certainly liven up our streets!
We encourage anyone to continue to paint your bin and share it with the hashtag #mpbinspiration on social media. It has been a wonderful way to add colour to our streets and find creative inspiration during these challenging times.