Mahatma Gandhi in Dandy

“LIVE as if you were to die tomorrow. LEARN as if you were to live FOREVER.” – Mahatma Gandhi

The word “Dandy” has been taken from one of the southeast suburb of Melbourne called Dandenong which has been identified as one of the most multicultural suburb in Melbourne mostly populated with people from different communities.

This Mahatma Gandhi mural was created by artist Julian Clavijo and can be found in central Dandenong. It is made of varied colours representing India’s many cultures. This mural puts Gandhi back in the streets to share a message of non-violence and peace.

The artist was born in Colombia and was a painter and sculptor from a young age. He is now based in Melbourne and is a nationally and internationally award winning artist.

For Sami’s Monday Murals Challenge


  1. Alison says:

    Lovely, so good

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Ali.

  2. xhobdo says:

    Awesome portrait of Gandhi ji, Great mural work.
    Greetings from India

  3. bertiebo says:

    It’s a beautiful mural. Indeed: to share his message

  4. Iris Empereur says:

    Wise words and a truly great mural.

  5. restlessjo says:

    That’s a beauty, Teresa 😍💕💕

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Jo! Much appreciated!

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  6. Really annoying when someone parks right in front of a great peice of street art!

    1. Teresa says:

      Oh well, I was lucky I was able to squeeze through.

  7. picpholio says:

    A wonderful peace of street art and a great quote too.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much!

  8. This is very, very well done. Quite realistic, in fact.

    1. Teresa says:

      Yup, really quite good, if I should say so. It was a bit covered by the car in the parking lot so lucky I saw it. Thanks for stopping by.

  9. sami veloso says:

    Beautiful mural, love all the bright colours.
    I like Ghandi’s quote too.
    Thanks for participating in Monday Murals Teresa.

    1. Teresa says:

      Happy that you liked the colour and the quote, Sami!

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