The Mahatma Gandhi mural created by artist Julian Clavijo was commissioned to coincided with the Melbourne Immigration Museum’s digital exhibition titled “Mahatma Gandhi: An Immigrant”, on tour from Hyderabad, India.
Surrounded by a diverse array of colours representing India's many cultures, this mural puts Gandhi back on the streets to share a message of non-violence and peace.
Artist Julian Clavijo was born in Colombia and is currently based in Melbourne. In 2011, he completed a Masters of Arts (Art in Public Space) at RMIT University in Melbourne.
A painter and sculptor from a young age, Julian’s studio practice is based on capturing the human face of transnational conflict around the world, vulnerable civilian populations and the innocence of children in war, and translating these into reflections of a joyful childhood.