Mary given a 300 spray-can salute

Danny Mulyono with his mural at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Georges Hill (The Catholic Weekly/Alphonsus Fok)

Move over oil paint and canvas – this portrait of Mary was created with nothing more than cans of spray paint and a red brick wall. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Watching over the school playground, the “spray-ting” of St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Georges Hall’s namesake was a gift from the year 6 Class of 2021 and also features local fauna and flora including magpies, lorikeets, kookaburras, bottlebrush and waratahs.

Sydney artist Danny Mulyono said more than 300 cans and over 200 colours were used to create the mural measuring 6 by 4 metres and now has pride of place in the school yard.

The artist, who sees every surface as a potential canvas, said the students loved watching the painting come to life over a week and many canvassed him over his technique and inspiration.

“It’s the first mural of Mary I have done and in doing so I realised how important she is just by how thankful everyone was when I finished,” Mr Mulyono said.

School principal Monica Palmer said she had always wanted the students to have an image of Mary and the gum trees, birds and Australian flora which is so indicative of their school community.


300 cans honour Mary (By Debbie Cramsie, The Catholic Weekly)

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