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“Street art can be a powerful way to reflect the community.”

That’s the word from Johanna Nicholson, ABC TV News Breakfast presenter who interviewed Sophi Odling and Christina Huynh, the artists who created this year’s Best Entrance Art Gold Award winning piece for Burwood Council and Burwood Chinatown.

The winning artwork, titled ‘The Last Lion’, is located at Burwood Chinatown in Sydney and is inspired by the story of a curious young brother and sister who venture into the laneways of Burwood after dark to discover a part-dog, part-dragon, part-lion mythical creature.

Sophi Odling commented: “Once artwork like this is installed and the community sees the beauty of it and what it can do for the area, then it gets received really well”.

That interview, together with another with the show’s co-host Fauziah Ibrahim and one of our fabulous judges, Dr David Gration, was broadcast the day after the winning announcements were made.


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