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Have you ever seen a 'Smog-Eating' Mural

We’re committed to striving for a brighter future, so to celebrate World Environment Day, we’ve partnered with Graphenstone Paint and artist Christina Huynh to paint an incredible ‘smog-eating’ mural. The mural will feature paint that cleans the air by absorbing CO2 (just like planting a tree!).

Christina Huynh will be onsite on from 16 - 19th June. 

Christina is an illustrator and muralist based in Western Sydney, Australia that paints under the name STYNA. Her art practice involves creating murals, illustration and picture books from differing mediums of watercolour, ink and pen to acrylic and aerosol.

With an enthusiasm for goldfish and all things fragile in our natural world, Christina creates stories in her work that express her everyday thought, experience and memory. She finds inspiration in storytelling, human emotion, wayfaring and the heritage of people and place.
 
Today, Christina works with local councils and schools, focusing on art-for-purpose and place-based projects and collaborations.

How does the paint work?

Calcium, water and carbon dioxide (CO2) react or “carbonate.” This reaction turns the calcium hydroxide into calcium carbonate, otherwise known as lime stone, ultimately locking in atmospheric carbon dioxide. Once this reaction has taken place, the captured CO2 cannot be released back into the environment. Find out more about the paint here.

Colour Palette

We’ve even designed our own range of environmental themed colours, which will be used to paint the mural;

Ocean (Dark Blue) - 'Bright Futures: Blue Reef'

Sun  (Yellow) - 'Bright Futures: Solar Yellow’

Nature (Bright Pink) - 'Bright Futures: Bright Pink Gallah'

Air  (Light Blue) - 'Bright Futures: Baby Blue Zephyr'

Trees (Dark Green) - 'Bright Futures: Gum Tree Green'

Flowers  (Baby Pink) - 'Bright Futures: Baby Pink Petal'

To find out more about our sustainability initiatives/strategy here,