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Giant mural catches the eye

12 Jun 2012

Giant mural catches the eye Image

A new high-rise being finished doesn’t make the news in Southbank anymore, but there’s something uniquely eye-catching about the facade on 109 Clarendon St.

The building, which has just been completed, contains an enormous mural on its side, facing one of Melbourne’s busiest intersections, City Rd and Claredon St.

The Salvo Property Group developed the building and founder Mario Salvo said the idea for the painting came from within, helping 109 to stand out from the ever-increasing crowd of apartment high-rises.

“Because of the prominent location, when we designed the building we wanted something attractive and ever changing, and we settled on the art panel as that idea,” Mr Salvo said.

The current Southbank mural, featuring the landmarks of Southbank, is the perfect gateway into the suburb, an ideal mural to display for the opening of the building.

“We wanted something that had synergy and feel within the Southbank area. We wanted to show what is great about this location,” Mr Salvo said.

He went on to explain that the artwork would be rotated regularly, to ensure it was kept fresh, saying: “The residents of 109 the opportunity to pick the artwork that is up there next. At this stage we want to change it at least twice a year.”

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