During his visit to Melbourne in 1984, Keith Haring undertook a series of public works including a now-iconic mural in Collingwood. Six years later, on 16 February 1990, Haring died at the age of thirty-one from AIDS-related complications.
The mural, which is now heritage-listed, internationally recognised and a beloved cultural landmark, is currently being restored by independent not-for-profit organisation Contemporary Arts Precincts Ltd, with a team led by Italian conservator Antonio Rava and American conservator Will Shank.
Visiting conservators will take part in an in conversation event to reflect on the significance of the mural and the challenges that surround the conservation of a public artwork.
Moderating the event will be NGV assistant curator of Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines Meg Slater.