In a bid to stop the graffiti along Memorial Drive, the RMS is offering an artist the opportunity to have their work featured on one of Wollongong’s busiest roads.
A spokesman says the noise barriers have become an eyesore, as they’re often targeted by graffiti vandals, but that graffiti will soon be replaced by artwork depicting Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal culture, heritage and the local environment.
“In recent years the noise barriers on this section of road have been consistently defaced with costs of up to $100,000 each year to remove the graffiti,” he says. “The art work planned for the barriers will be multi-coloured and aim to deter vandals as tagging will be more difficult.
“Expressions of interest are now open for an Aboriginal artist to get involved and have their work showcased to thousands of motorists each day.”
Expressions of interest to design and paint the art work are open until Monday 23 April.
Anyone interested can find out more information or submit an application by calling (02) 4221 2527 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
More details about the project will be made public in the coming weeks.