We're rekindling the Greek spirit of Footscray with a giant mural and tapestry of the people that made it all happen.

Footscray is an inner-West suburb of Melbourne, renowned for its multiculturalism. During the 60-80s it was heavily populated, and therefore influenced, by the recently arrived Greeks. The street presence and cultural prominence of this era is largely gone, but its legacy still carries on through some multigenerational businesses, local residents and their stories as well as the cultural memory of the wider Greek community.

The Greek Youth Generator have conducted local outreach, collected photos and imagery and, in collaboration with Alex Lehours, reimagined a tapestry of this local history. This tapestry will become a large-scale mural in one of the suburb’s busiest laneways and will reawaken Footscray’s Hidden Hellenism.

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Project Timeline

May - JuneProject agreements: consultation with local traders, local council and partnering community organisations to agree to timeline and parameters of project.

Late July - SeptemberApply for and commission relevant project plans to allow painting to take place. Completion of mural painting in September.

Late July - SeptemberApply for and commission relevant project plans to allow painting to take place. Completion of mural painting in September.

SeptemberProject launch: a multicultural celebration of our project, involving local traders and families depicted in the mural as well as neighboring cultural communities of Footscray.

Now, we are seeking financial support to lift our project.

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