The face of Manuka is set to change with expressions of interest being sought to design a large mural on the iconic Endeavour House building, on the corner of Canberra Avenue and Captain Cook Crescent.
Ethical Property, the owner of Endeavour House, is calling for emerging, local artists to design a 12m by 32m mural.
The mural will feature on the wall facing Flinders Way, above the Coles servo. The wall, now a huge blank canvas, would be clearly seen by shoppers and diners in Manuka as well as motorists on Canberra Avenue. The theme for the mural is climate change, as chosen by the tenants of Endeavour House and Manuka traders.
The winning design will be decided by a public vote held in February. The artist chosen will receive $25,000.
Ethical Property chief executive Adam Treavskus believes art has an important role to play in activating spaces and hopes the mural will become a conversation starter for the community.
"We saw an opportunity to take our graffitied wall and instead of painting it white, to instead create an inspiring, topical art that would bring colour to Manuka," Mr Trevaskus said.
"We hope to encourage local artists, particularly First Nations and people of colour, to share their voice on climate change."