A giant image of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hugging a woman has been painted on a street silo in Melbourne as a message of peace to the world.
The image of Ardern embracing the Muslim woman was spread following the Christchurch terror attacks as a symbol of love and tolerance,
Artist Loretta Lizzio was invited by mural organisers to paint the massive work on the silo, which stands 75 feet tall. She told Stuff the artwork “couldn’t be more fitting for this area”.
“I think it’s important because hate crimes are a global issue and this mural would have been fitting all over the world,” she said.
“We want this message, this moment in time, remembered. We want to learn from it, we want it to hold us up, to strengthen us,”