House of Meggs paints Oz towns red

Christmas Eve mural created in Melbourne by Oz graffiti artist Meggs and friends.

Christmas Eve mural created in Melbourne by Oz graffiti artist Meggs and friends.

The sudden disappearance of the Steve Nash charity graffiti murals around Larwill Park, soon to be home to the City of Vancouver’s 2010 Games downtown live site, may be dumbing down some walls in this part of the world, but the House of Meggs is more than making up for it Down Under. (We’ve corresponded and he’s no relation — but surely, there must be some connection.)

That Meggs, who takes his name from a well-known Aussie children’s comic hero named Ginger Meggs, has exhibited in Melbourne — especially lanes in the city’s business district — as well as Paris and Tokyo.