'Painting our Future' - Hastings Climate Change Mural

About the artwork

‘Painting our Future’ was commissioned Mornington Peninsula Shire as an innovative project to raise awareness and inspire community action on climate change. Internationally renowned artist Julian Clavijo transformed a grey wall opposite the Hastings Library into a striking 40m work of art that communicates both a word of warning of the challenge we face from climate change as well as an uplifting message of hope for our future. Julian mixes spray painting skills with traditional brushwork techniques to create works of art that empower young people to visualise a world where they can make a difference.

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About the artist

Julian Clavijo

Julian Clavijo is a nationally and internationally renowned Award Winning Artist currently based in Melbourne, Australia. In 2008, he graduated with a Bachelor of Advertising from the Universidad International de las Americas in Costa Rica. In 2011, he completed a Masters of Arts (Art in Public Space) at RMIT University in Melbourne. 

A painter and sculptor since a very early age, Julian has demonstrated an enormous capacity to professionally establish his practice and style in Australia, South America, USA, Europe and the Middle East. After graduating in 2011, Julian started exploring the possibility of translating his photorealistic oil painting technique on to mural painting at any scale. By mixing spray painting skills, commonly use in the world of street art, and the traditional brush work techniques almost resembling classical fresco murals, Julian can achieve striking hyper-realistic results by painting murals at monumental scales in public spaces. This has earned him the respect and demand of the urban art community in Australia and around the globe. 

In November  2018 Julian was awarded the ‘Best Global Artist Award’ in the Category of Street Art in Dubai, accolade given by the Global Art Agency, the Wall Street Journal and the UAE Government.

Website – www.julianclavijo.com

Instagram – Julian_cla


Wall on Salmon St, opposite Hastings Library