Farewell to the Before I Die wall

As of 1 January 2018, the management of the City Centre Marketing and Improvements Levy transferred from In The City Canberra to the City Renewal Authority. Views expressed in these articles may not reflect the views of the Authority.

It’s time to say farewell to the Before I Die wall near the redundant big screen in Garema Place. Funded by our Grants In The City program, the wall joined a list of over 1000 walls in over 70 countries and 35 languages. There’s even a Facebook site and Instagram. For three months, it was fabulously inspiring. Thanks to 20-year-old Sydney Farey for applying for the Grant and managing the wall.

Here are some highlights from the Before I Die wall…

There have been some absolutely beautiful works of art on the wall today #beforeidiecanberra #canberra #beforeideiwall

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#beforeidiewall #canberra #beforeidiecanberra

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☮️ #beforeidiecanberra #beforeidiewall #canberra

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Drawings and words are both welcome on the wall ! #beforeidiewall #canberra #beforeidiecanberra

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Sadly, recently there has been an influx of political comments aligned with what’s going on in America, as well as some inappropriate imagery. It was a shame to see a few select people ruining it for everyone else.

So, what’s replacing the wall now?

Giant painted wings and devil horns for you to take a selfie?

Spaces for you to design Fridays in Garema – a new food and wine event?

Spaces for you tell others about your favourite place to eat in the City and Braddon District?

You’ll have to walk past and see.