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Have you ever seen a ‘Smog-Eating’ Mural?

SUSTAINABILITY

We’re committed to striving for a brighter future, so to celebrate World Environment Day, we’ve partnered with Graphenstone Paint and artist Helen Proctor to paint an incredible ‘smog-eating’ mural. The mural will feature paint that cleans the air by absorbing CO2 (just like planting a tree!).

 

Helen Proctor will be onsite on Monday 6 June - Thursday 9 June.

 

About the artist

Helen is an Australian artist who has just returned from living abroad in Europe. There she developed her focus on abstract landscape painting both in her studio and on large-scale mural projects. Her current practice explores the use of colour and methods of abstraction to depict the emotional nostalgia that is revived from a personal connection to place. For ten years she carved out a reputation within the Sydney street art scene for her stencils, paste-ups and murals. Now she returns to where it all began to showcase her new work and reconnect with her roots.

 

How does the paint work?

Calcium, water and carbon dioxide (CO2) react or “carbonate.” This reaction turns the calcium hydroxide into calcium carbonate, otherwise known as lime stone, ultimately locking in atmospheric carbon dioxide. Once this reaction has taken place, the captured CO2 cannot be released back into the environment. Find out more about the paint here (link to https://graphenstone.com.au/graphenstone-australia-faq.html)

 

Colour Palette

We’ve even designed our own range of environmental themed colours, which will be used to paint the mural;

Ocean (Dark Blue) - 'Bright Futures: Blue Reef'

Sun  (Yellow) - 'Bright Futures: Solar Yellow’

Nature (Bright Pink) - 'Bright Futures: Bright Pink Gallah'

Air  (Light Blue) - 'Bright Futures: Baby Blue Zephyr'

Trees (Dark Green) - 'Bright Futures: Gum Tree Green'

Flowers  (Baby Pink) - 'Bright Futures: Baby Pink Petal'

 

To find out more about our sustainability initiatives/strategy click here.