The ‘Art Pass, Reimagined’ will commence in early 2022
Published on 23 December 2021
Chelsea will soon be home to a significant new piece of work by artist Anu Patel: the ‘Art Pass, Reimagined.’
Kingston Mayor Steve Staikos said that this project is important for locals, as Anu’s original piece ‘the Art Pass’, had to be removed as part of the Level Crossing Removal Project’s station redevelopment works in Chelsea.
“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.”
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.”
Following the undertaking of community consultation with local schools and community members, we are delighted to announce that work on the ‘Art Pass, Reimagined’ mural will commence in early 2022.
The new large-scale mural will be painted on the pedestrian laneway wall of 1/423 Nepean Highway, Chelsea.
Longbeach Ward Councillor Georgina Oxley said that a lot of the design that will be incorporated into it, has come from our local community. “We would like thank community and contributors from Bonbeach Primary, Chelsea Primary and St Joseph’s Primary, who provided invaluable feedback into the design of this project,” said Cr Oxley.
The mural installation is planned to commence in early January and will take approximately eight weeks to complete, subject to COVID-restrictions and weather.
During the installation process the pedestrian laneway at 1/423 Nepean Highway will be temporally closed to allow for the works. “Detour information will be provided for the community and will be featured on temporary fencing and signage on site during the mural installation.”
This project has been made possible through the support of LXRP and Kingston City Council.