Bendigo's Chancery Lane gets creative make-over

POP: Artist Hackney Hockney in front of his latest mural in Chancery Lane. Picture: NONI HYETT

POP: Artist Hackney Hockney in front of his latest mural in Chancery Lane. Picture: NONI HYETT

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Council is getting behind a push to brighten Bendigo by commissioning a series of colourful new murals in Chancery Lane.

City of Greater Bendigo arts and culture coordinator Maree Tonkin said council commissioned local artists to create five art works through an expression of interest process as part of its temporary public art program. 

“The multi-storey carpark side wall has been used as the canvas for the works and to date four of the works have already been completed with a further work to be created in the near future,” Ms Tonkin said.

PASTE-UP: 'Mr Dimples' with one of his distinctive, paper paste-up characters. Picture: DARREN HOWE

PASTE-UP: 'Mr Dimples' with one of his distinctive, paper paste-up characters. Picture: DARREN HOWE

“The new art works have been created by aerosol artist  Brendan Purser, paste-up artist Mr Dimples, pop-icon muralist Hackney Hockney, illustrator Gert Geyer and visual artist Laura Van Der Spek will create the final art work.

PSYCHEDELIC: Artist Brendan Purser and Arnold Street gallery owner Susan McMinn in front of Mr Purser's piece. Picture: NONI HYETT

PSYCHEDELIC: Artist Brendan Purser and Arnold Street gallery owner Susan McMinn in front of Mr Purser's piece. Picture: NONI HYETT

“The artists have done a great job and they were thrilled with how friendly and supportive the community was while they were working in Chancery Lane,” Ms Tonkin said.

“The new art has really brightened up what was a very bland part of Chancery Lane and the community are encouraged to check out the works  when they next visit the central business district.”

The City of Greater Bendigo said it supported local artists through a range of temporary public art initiatives at Chancery Lane, Pennyweight Walk Open Air Gallery and Bendigo’s first legal graffiti site at McIvor Road Skate Park. 

The city also holds a number of exhibitions each year in the Bendigo Conservatory in Rosalind Park. 

PUBLIC GALLERY: 'Marcsi' with a work he has exhibited in a gallery in front of his less-than-legal paste-ups. Picture: JOSEPH HINCHLIFFE

PUBLIC GALLERY: 'Marcsi' with a work he has exhibited in a gallery in front of his less-than-legal paste-ups. Picture: JOSEPH HINCHLIFFE

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