Justine McAllister is a Melbourne based muralist. Her work amalgamates her background in fine art with her love of colour and design. McAllister combines the figurative with the abstract to create bold, memorable and vibrant walls. Her work is a reflection of both the analogue and digital worlds. Don’t let Justine’s smile fool you – she’s equal part ambitious and equal part talented. Her aesthetic is influenced by architecture, dogs, fashion, science and prints. McAllister has recently developed work for Coles Local, Disney, Melbourne Central, Stomping Ground Brewing, Hawthorn Football Club, Grand Hyatt Melbourne, Radio Velvet and Rod Laver Arena. In 2017, she was chosen to have her artwork on one of the Melbourne Festival’s Art Trams and in 2019 she won the Footscray Street Art Prize. More recently she won the 2020 Resene Total Colour Award for best Commercial Interior + Public Space.
As the Rialto reaches 251m into the sky, this artwork showcases heavenly pegasuses surrounded by clouds and floating flowers. This image is a modern take on old romantic paintings. Portions of the Pegasus appear as concrete and steel which is a nod to industry, engineering and the physical grandeur of the tower itself.