The mural, Meggs’ most significant solo undertaking to date, took over ten days to complete. The artwork splices Meggs’ technically layered aesthetic with his animated pop cultural bravura and was a response to FareShare CEO, Marcus Godinho’s brief to encapsulate – in a non literal representation – the energy, responsiveness and innovative nature of how the organisation operates.
“Working with FareShare was a really positive experience for me” said Meggs. “Knowing that not only was I creating one of the largest solo murals I have ever completed, but also helping to beautify and promote such a worthy organisation for such positive, generous people was an incredible feeling. As a street/mural artist we spend a lot of unpaid hours creating our work for the community, so it was awesome to partner with people doing the same thing, but in a different way.”
View the Meggs x FareShare x GoodHood Video Here.
FareShare is an innovative, energetic organisation, fighting hunger and food waste by rescuing surplus food and delivering it to people in need.
Since 2001 FareShare has given away healthy, nutritious meals to the hungry and the homeless in Victoria, Australia, using food donated by businesses. By ‘rescuing’ food, FareShare saves food that would otherwise end up as landfill, helping cut methane pollution and reducing demand for new food products.
In 2013 alone, FareShare has recued 470 tonnes of food and given away 1,105,926 meals to those in need. In May, FareShare moved into Australia’s largest charity kitchen significantly increasing their capacity for growth within the sector.
Photography by Meggs & Nella Red (aka @p1xels)