A larger mural with New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who embraced a Muslim woman, has been completed.
The moving artwork was finally completed on Wednesday at a silo in Brunswick in northern Melbourne.
The 75 meter high mural depicts the moment when Mrs. Ardern, who was wearing a hijab, embraced a woman who mourned the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack in March.
More than 50 people lost their lives after a shooter opened fire at Al Noor and Masjid mosques.
Mrs. Ardern was praised worldwide for her sympathy with the victims and her determination to change the arms laws in the country.
A broader mural with New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who embraced a Muslim woman, has been completed
Local Melbourne artist Loretta Lizzio was chosen to take on the role of painting the mural after $ 11,000 was raised via a GoFundMe page to pay for the supplies
Melbourne artist Loretta Lizzio was chosen to take on the role of painting the mural after $ 11,000 was raised via a GoFundMe page to pay for the supplies.
The mural has previously led to controversies, with nearly 15,000 people signing it change.org petition for removal because it is not relevant to Australia.
The mural organizers said that Brunswick was a suitable place to blame it on the & # 39; diverse history and community & # 39; from the suburb.
& # 39; It is a place where the hearts were broken on the day of the Christchurch shootings, & # 39; they said.
Others believe that the money could have been spent elsewhere while people went to social media to give their opinion.
& # 39; $ 11,000 can go to help real people, homeless and hungry … no mural … & # 39; said a person on a message on Facebook.
& # 39; All I see is that a lot of money ends up in the wrong things, it has to help people, and the earth … & another person commented.
Others believed that the New Zealand prime minister deserved the mural because of her exceptional condolences following the March 15 attack when the Australian Brenton Tarrant would have killed 51 people.
& # 39; This is a true leader with compassion and respect for everything and the courage to lead, there is no better role model for world leaders today & # 39 ;, a woman said about a Twitter message.
There was no better place for artist Loretta Lizzio to paint the mural than in Brunswick.
Mrs. Ardern was praised worldwide for her sympathy with the victims and her determination to change the arms laws in the country
The mural led to controversy with nearly 15,000 people who signed a petition for its removal
New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, sympathized with those who lost loved ones in the Christchurch massacre (photo)
& # 39; Brunswick was chosen because it is probably one of the most multicultural and diverse suburbs of Melbourne, & she told Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; Just walking through the streets it is so obvious to see that this is the perfect place to paint the mural. & # 39;
Mrs. Lizzio said she had only received positive comments during the nine days it took her to finish the huge work of art.
& # 39; I have never had such a & # 39; n response to an artwork ever. People were almost crying and came to me and gave hugs. & # 39;
She said the artwork served as a reminder that someone from every culture and religious belief was accepted.
& # 39; I really want them to feel welcome. I have friends, I know friends from friends, who have all tackled some form of racism, and it is heartbreaking. & # 39;
The image is projected on many famous landmarks around the world, including an image in Dubai, the tallest building in the world.
Many believed that the money for the mural should have been spent elsewhere
The image circulated worldwide and was even projected on the Burj Khalifa in Dubai (photo)
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