Julian Clavijo became an official CATA ambassador in 2018. His support of our "ART-i-ficial Limb Projekt" marks a pivotal point in his relationship with CATA.
CATA and Julian teamed up to produce a mural measuring 20m x 4m located in 35 Colebrook Street, Brunswick, working with Arts Therapists and in the End of Life program. It earmarked the first collaboration, taking 3 months to complete. The development of this process opened an opportunity for local Melbournian artisans to work closely with CATA's qualified Arts Therapists and individuals engaging in Arts Therapy. A safe drop in space created on site encouraged participants to be "present" in the moment of creation. Meaning making, idea sharing, story telling at the wall and learning new skills sets, provided participants a place of belonging and an opportunity to build resilient mind sets.
Julian is an international, award winning and renowned artist, born in Colombia, living and working in Melbourne since 2008. His works are found in private and public collections in more than 28 countries around the world. In 2011 he completed a Masters of Arts (Art in Public Space) at RMIT University in Melbourne, during which he focused on urban space transformation through applied research into pattern and colour shifts in the urban landscape.
Julian Clavijo is a proud CATA ambassador.