Cindy Silo

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17: A mural painting depicts Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern hugs a relative of Christchurch terror attack victim is seen on a silo in Melbourne, Australia on May 17, 2019. (Photo by Recep Sakar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

A giant mural of Jacinda Ardern has been unveiled in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick. The image is based on a viral photo of the Kiwi PM embracing a Muslim woman after the March Christchurch attacks, previously displayed onto the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. The project, by artist Loretta Lizzio, was crowdfunded on GoFundMe, raising more than NZ$11,750. Said Lizzio, “We want this message, this moment in time, remembered. We want to learn from it, we want it to hold us up, to strengthen us.” The mural is on the Tinning St silo and is expected to be a permanent feature.