City celebrates 1930’s beauty queen

Posted 7 July 2016

Moi-Yo Miller is the face of the latest public art mural found on the corner of James Street and Minns Lane.

Geelong born Miller was considered the most beautiful woman in Australia in the 1930’s when she travelled the world as the Great Magician Dante’s assistant.

The mural is the final part of the City’s 5GID Street Art project. The successful initiative features portraits of Chrissy Amphlett, Wathaurung elder King Billy and street art pieces reflecting artists connection with Geelong.

Brett Luxford –  General Manager of Investment and Attraction.

“The striking mural of Moi-Yo Miller is a fantastic way to connect the community to one of Geelong’s iconic faces.”

“She shot to fame when she met the Great Magician Dante in Melbourne when she was appearing in a musical revue.”

“Dante asked her to be part of his show and she went on to become known as one of the all time great magic assistants.”

“Local artist Michael Cassar has spent hours of work on the mural and he is another example of the extraordinary creative talents that we have living in and contributing to the cultural fabric of our City. ”

“We are proud to support his emerging professional career through this commission.”

“The City of Greater Geelong is proud to deliver a diverse range of public art projects throughout the municipality. ”

Featured image: Moi-Yo Miller mural located cnr James Street & Minns Lane, Geelong. Artist Michael Cassar aka ‘Schmikey Milk’

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