Canberra artist Yannis Pounartzis unveils street mural for urban art festival


A local artist has taken his geometric style artworks to the streets of Canberra. 

Yannis Pounartzis has unveiled his new mural ‘Pedestrian Strips’ on Scotts Crossing at the Canberra Centre. 

“…the mural will create conversation and also enliven the space ahead of the expected busy Christmas shopping period,” the ACT Government writes on Facebook. 

Yannis Pounartzis has unveiled his ‘Pedestrian Strips’ mural on Scotts Crossing at the Canberra Centre (Photos:

The mural is inspired by the pedestrian stripes on the road and is a teaser piece ahead of the Surface festival. 

30 urban artists will transform the built environment of Braddon and Civic with urban art in March next year. 

Yannis Pounartzis is an internationally recognised painter based in Canberra (Photo:

Pounartzis works in a “distinct style of minimalist abstract with a focus on geometric hard-edge, painted freehand”, his website reads. 

His work was featured in the ABC Art Show, A-Z of Contemporary Art. 

Pounartzis’ paintings have been exhibited in several international galleries and are held in private collections in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Berlin, and New York. 




By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Latest News

Historic link between Battle of Crete and ANZACs a focus of Sydney commemorations

The historic link between the Battle of Crete and the ANZAC forces were a key focus of commemorations in Sydney.

Multicultural media’s vital role in public interest journalism a key message at Sydney event

Multicultural media's vital role in public interest journalism was a key message at a Sydney event by IMMA.

‘Into the Moonlit Village’ echoes of Battle of Crete and Minoan myth

The story behind ‘Into the Moonlit Village’ is as captivating as the work itself. We found out more to mark the Battle of Crete.

Generations of Pontians remember their roots at genocide commemoration in Melbourne

Melbourne's Pontian community commemorated the Greek Genocide on Sunday, May 19, as part of a series of events. Read more here.

Australian Hellenic Medical Charity raises $30,000 for Nicosia hospital

The Australian Hellenic Medical Charity raised $30,000 for the Paediatric Clinic at Makarios III Hospital in Nicosia, Cyprus.

You May Also Like

AHEPA NSW honours OXI Day with special commemorative event

AHEPA hosts celebration of 28 Οctober 1940, and opened with the recitation of 'The Ode' by Mrs Margaret McIInroy,

UNSW Greek course at risk of being discontinued due to enrolment numbers

The School of Humanities and Languages at UNSW will "seriously consider" discontinuing the Greek course if enrolments don't increase in 2021.

Greece’s PM announces 1.1 billion euros in support measures for low-income Greeks

Greek PM, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, has announced 1.1 billion euros in targeted measures to support 3.2 million low-income Greek households.