Revitalising central Geelong with more artworks

Posted 3 August 2017

Two more significant artworks, funded by the City of Greater Geelong, will be installed in central Geelong, with preparations underway this week.

A mural celebrating the life of rock legend Chrissy Amphlett will capture people’s attention as they walk past the wall in McLarty Place in the Laneways precinct, off Little Malop Street.

The mural will be painted by highly regarded local airbrush artist Ian Lowe and is one of the final enhancements made to McLarty Place as part of Revitalising Central Geelong’s Laneways project. In the coming months the mural will also feature an augmented reality experience.

Grassy Knoll by Lani Fender and Damien Elderfield will be installed in Transvaal Square, creating a point of interest between central Geelong and the waterfront.

“The City is proud to deliver a number of new artworks to the Geelong community through the Revitalising Central Geelong projects,” said Dr Kathy Alexander, Chair Administrator, City of Greater Geelong.

“Art is an important conversation starter and it’s an essential part of ensuring Geelong is recognised as a Clever and Creative city into the future,” she said.

Grassy Knoll will feature a series of stainless steel pillars, each with different surfaces. Some of the pillars are highly reflective, so people can see themselves in the work and the environment as they peer into the surfaces. The reflective elements are particularly appealing for children.

More information is available at www.revitalisingcentralgeelong.vic.gov.au

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