The stories behind the art decorating Warrnambool streets are told by the artists who created them in Story Town's latest podcast series Warrnambool Street Art Podcast Tour.
Presenter Emily Edge takes listeners to the murals, sculptures mosaics and installations around the city while interviewing the creators behind the work.
"This guided walking podcast tour reveals the fascinating and unique stories behind the street art found mostly in Warrnambool's CBD," the Story Towns co-founder said.
"While you are standing at the works, you will hear directly via the podcasts from the artists about their inspiration, techniques, and the meaning behind their work.
"I have been quite surprised with the fascinating stories that have been revealed, from the Indigenous significance of the Ngatanwarr Mural, to the curious story of the painting stolen from Bojangles pizzeria."
Taking five weeks to complete, Miss Edge said the podcast highlighted the strong art community in the south-west who were overjoyed to be involved in the series.
"Art seems to flow in the lifeblood of this place," she said.
"It has been a delightful experience meeting the artists and hearing the stories and interpretations of their art pieces.
"The arts have a special place in the Warrnambool community and have been fostered and encouraged over the years.
"There is just so much public art and I have not experienced such a rich collection of artistic expression in any other place I have visited. Listeners are going to love hearing about the variety and depth of the works."
Complimenting the podcast is an illustrated printed map by Ella Webb guiding listeners around Warrnambool and informing the next stop on the podcast tour.
Through geolocation technology, Story Towns has a string of podcast tours showcasing regional and rural towns, the residents and their hidden gems.
Listen to the Warrnambool Street Art Podcast Tour via storytowns.com.au/art/. It will be accompanied by an app in the near-future.
The Warrnambool Street Art Podcast Tour map can be downloaded through the website and found throughout Warrnambool businesses and tourist centres.
The project was supported by the Warrnambool City Council.
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