Artist : Baby Guerrilla
Location: 88 Glengala Road, Sunshine West
The work, located on the corner of Glengala Road and Simmie Street in Sunshine West is part of a broader project entitled Faces of Diversity that celebrates our community’s breadth. In the work Baby Guerrilla has portrayed a mother and child to demonstrate the authenticity and connection within our community. As the artwork is highly visible to all passing pedestrians and traffic, the audience the artist wishes to appeal to is much larger than any one particular group in the community.
In her own words Baby Guerrilla says “I hope the warmth and bond between the figures attracts attention, invites broad community ownership, new awareness of the hub as a community gathering place, and delights locals, foot and road traffic passing through the Glengala Road shopping hub.”
About Baby Guerrilla
Baby Guerrilla is an Australian artist interested in approaching space and perspective in new and innovative ways that engage beyond the parameters of a gallery or traditional art space. She is best known for large-scale public murals of human figures. Her work is intended to appear to defy gravity and constraint and to evoke a sense of wonder, awe, magic and mystery.
The artist graduated from the Victorian College of The Arts in 2002. During her Degree she won several art prizes and after graduating, won The Leader Art Prize in the Toorak Village Festival of Sculpture. Her work was commended as a favourite by ACCA as part of the HP Drawing Exhibition. Baby Guerrillas' work was on display at the Art Gallery of NSW in 2011 for a three month period after being shortlisted for the Sir John Sulman Art Prize and exhibited as part of the 2011 State of Design Festival.
Baby Guerrilla has completed commissions on walls throughout Australia including FORM international Art Festival in Perth, Victoria College of the Arts Secondary School, Victoria University, Telstra, Big West Festival, The Salvation Army, Substation in Newport, Carmen's Muesli Bars, LUMA (Latrobe University of Modern Art), Eastland, Incinerator Gallery, The 2018 Commonwealth Games in Townsville, Victoria Police, Swisse, Richmond Library, Geelong Council, Yarra Council, Richmond Library, Bendigo Council and many more.
Growing up in Sunshine and Braybrook, and still a resident, Baby Guerrilla has for many years, celebrated locals who in large and small ways, have made history.