LUMI – The Light Art Wall

Teenager painting a flower mural on a wall with glow in the dark green paint

We have partnered across council and with local businesses to deliver a new approach to address amenity, urban activation and perceptions of safety.

Thanks to a $240,000 Victorian Government investment through the Community Crime Prevention Program we have installed an innovative art wall called LUMI in North Richmond.

What is this project about?

LUMI forms part of our Safe and Liveable Victoria Street Project.

LUMI is a permanent interactive installation that showcases the first global use of industrial photoluminescent paint as an art medium - it is typically used for applications like bike lanes and exit signs.

The graffiti was designed and painted by Yarra Youth Services and participants from the Graffiti Diversion Program.

The project aims to:

  • Activate public spaces in a fun and interesting way
  • Improve positive activities and add creative vibrancy in the area
  • Work as a graffiti deterrence

Where is LUMI located?

LUMI has been created on the wall of The Vic Bar at the corner of Park Street and Victoria Street in Abbotsford.


How do I interact with LUMI?

Simply use your mobile phone or another light source to draw your own glow-in-the-dark creation on the mural.

Watch the video to see the wall in action.


Meet our partners

LUMI was an amazing partnership between:

  • Adham Diab and the team at The Vic Bar in Abbotsford.
  • Zoran Ovuka and the team at SmarterLite
  • Christian Mcmahon and Brody Xarhakos and the team at Yarra Youth Services Graffiti Diversion Program

Learn more about this project