Keith Haring’s Collingwood mural is a much-loved local landmark.
Painted during his visit to Melbourne over the course of summer’s day in 1984, Haring considered the Collingwood mural to be the highlight of his time in Australia. It is Haring’s only surviving large scale work in Australia and one of only 32 examples of his mural work worldwide.
When the site was handed to Contemporary Arts Precincts Ltd by the state government in 2018, custodianship of the mural was also transferred. Whilst it has been protected and obscured during the redevelopment, it can now once again be viewed in its entirety at 35 JohnstonStreet.
Visit Melbourne Haring Mural for more information about Haring’s time in Australia, the creation and the conservation of this incredible legacy.