Memorial Drive to be an art gallery

Roads and Maritime Service is looking for a local artist to help combat graffiti on Memorial Drive.
Roads and Maritime Service is looking for a local artist to help combat graffiti on Memorial Drive.

One Illawarra artist will get the chance to have their work seen by hundreds of people every day.

Roads and Maritime Services is looking for a local artist to paint a mural on one of the sound barriers along Memorial Drive.

A spokesman said it was part of an initiative to combat the ongoing problem of graffiti on the noise barriers along the route, which cost $100,000 a year to clean up.

“The eyesore will soon be replaced by art work depicting Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal culture, heritage and the local environment,” the spokesperson said.

“The art work planned for the barriers will be multi-coloured and aim to deter vandals as tagging will be more difficult.”

RMS is calling for expressions of interest via calling 4221 2527 or emailing southernprojects@rms.nsw.gov.au.

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