Luna Park's "Mr Moon" gets a facelift

Luna Park Melbourne's "Mr Moon" is having a facelift for the first time since 1999.

The face with gaping mouth, which has swallowed up visitors entering the park since 1912, is undergoing a restoration as part of the theme park's 110th anniversary celebrations.

Local Melbourne artist Mark Ogge is completing the work, which will be overseen by Bob Clutterbuck - the last person to paint Mr Moon.

The face has been restored several times over the years, taking it from its original chicken wire, hessian, and cement form to the fibre glass model unveiled and last painted in 1999.