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BENDIGO’S collection of public art has grown with the painting of a new mural in the Bath Lane precinct.
Richmond design team Daisylegs was employed by the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank and the City of Greater Bendigo to create the colourful geometric piece in Laity Walk.
Being from out of town, artists Jamie Edward and Maddison Kitching based their mural on the one thing most visitors first turn their attention to – the map.
The map they used as a reference was 100 years old, Mr Edward said, so through the mural they wanted to demonstrate how much the city had grown in that time.
Painting the mural took a week of full days for the two artists.
City of Greater Bendigo city arts and culture co-ordinator Maree Tonkin said the artwork was selected in a competitive expressions of interest process.
“Bath Lane already has some great sculptures and connects to the Pennyweight Walk open air art gallery featuring art works by local young people, so we hope the new mural will add to the artistic vibe of the precinct,” Ms Tonkin said.
Mr Kitching thanked Bendigo for being “so lovely and accommodating” during their time in the city.
Mr Edward gave special thanks to the City of Greater Bendigo, the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, the Art Series Hotel, and Ms Tonkin, Cindy Lazenby and Jacinta Mangan.