Artist: Baby Guerrilla
Location: Sunshine Marketplace - Hampshire Road, Sunshine
This mural pays homage to the human spirit of Brimbank and the legacy of the Sunshine Harvester, represented by people coming together. The mural is a reflection of Brimbank in current times whilst also echoing the spirit of solidarity that was created in the past and the social and industrial advances that flowed from this.
About Baby Guerrilla
Acclaimed artist Baby Guerrilla was selected as an artist-in-residence at Brimbank City Council through the Working For Victoria state government initiative.
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. In 2012 she won the $7,500 Union Art Prize.
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.