WORK is expected to start on a new mural in Chelsea this month.
Painting will begin on Anu Patel’s Art Pass Reimagined within weeks. Once painting starts it is expected to last eight weeks.
The original mural completed by Ms Patel at the pedestrian underpass at Chelsea Station was removed because of level crossing removal works. Ms Patel will now paint a new piece to replace it.
The new large-scale mural will be found at the pedestrian laneway wall of 1/423 Nepean Highway in Chelsea.
Kingston mayor Steve Staikos said he was excited to see the new piece come to life. “Anu’s original work was located in the pedestrian underpass at Chelsea Station, which unfortunately, had to be demolished to build a new station in its place,” he said. “Chelsea is undergoing a significant transformation as part of the LXRP’s multi-billion-dollar investment to remove dangerous level crossings, redevelop train stations and improve their surrounding precincts. Along with all that positive change, Chelsea residents were losing a beloved piece of work by artist Anu Patel. We wanted to bring her back to create a new piece that community members could feel proud of.”
Students from Bonbeach Primary, Chelsea Primary, and St Joseph’s Primary contributed to the final design.