Artist returns to replace mural

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ARTIST Anu Patel with her mural at Chelsea Station. Picture: Supplied 

LIKE a phoenix rising from the ashes, a new mural will be created in Chelsea to replace one that is scheduled to be destroyed.

Level crossing removal works will see the Art Pass mural at Chelsea Station destroyed. The mural was completed by artist Anu Patel in 2013.

Now that her work is scheduled to be torn down, Ms Patel has been tasked with creating a new artwork to be installed in Chelsea’s shopping precinct. Ms Patel will host workshops with the community to help shape her new piece.  

The mayor Steve Staikos “the original piece was created following community consultation, in which residents shared their ideas on how to improve feelings of safety in Chelsea. One of these was the creation of a colourful and fun, large-scale mural in the station underpass. Many community members participated in workshops to create the mural – and it became a source of civic pride which was  affectionately referred to by locals as The Art Pass.” 

“We would love to see the same level of community enthusiasm and participation in the development  of a new exciting piece of art, which will become an everyday landmark in Chelsea, symbolising this  era of investment and improvement – along with a positive reminder of the old Chelsea train station,” he said. 

To read more about the project and to sign up for updates visit kingstonarts.com.au/PUBLIC-PROGRAMS/The-Art-Pass-Re-imagined

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 31 March 2021

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