Painting a mural in Melbourne’s Hosier Lane. Photo: Sophie Argiriou
    Painting a mural in Melbourne’s Hosier Lane. Photo: Sophie Argiriou
    Julian working in his studio. Photo: Bri Hammond.
    Studio details. Photo: Bri Hammond.
    Julian in his studio. Photo: Bri Hammond.
    Julian in his studio. Photo: Bri Hammond.
    Studio details. Photo: Bri Hammond.
    Studio details. Photo: Bri Hammond.
    Studio details. Photo: Bri Hammond.

Julian Clavijo

Student work

Master of Arts (Art in Public Space) alumni

A split second can make a world of change in a person’s life. When Julian Clavijo missed out by 10 milliseconds to swim at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, his passion shifted to something more creative.

Originally from Colombia, South America, Julian now sits in his studio above the Thinkers and Makers Society in Brunswick. His paintings sprawl across the room, large canvases filled with the innocent faces of children. Their eyes are like Julian’s; full of curiosity, embracing creativity, innocence, imagination, dreams and spontaneity.

Brushes, bags of plaster and spray cans adorn the walls, tools for the works he uses to change and transform public spaces to deliver his meaningful messages to a wider community.

Read more about Julian’s story