Public Art at Ben Kavanagh Reserve
The mural is nearly completed and we are excited to launch this vibrant artwork in partnership with Mordialloc Beach Primary and St Brigid's Primary!
As part of the redevelopment of the Ben Kavanagh Reserve in Mordialloc, Kingston Arts put out a call for an experienced artist to deliver a large sports themed mural on the onsite sports rebound wall.
After a rigorous selection process, we are excited to announce that the artists chosen for this public art project are creative duo Abbey Rich and Beci Orpin!
Beci Orpin is a Melbourne based creative practitioner who works across illustration, design and craft. Beci has run a freelance studio for over 20 years, teaches creative workshops and exhibits both locally and internationally. Abbey Rich is a Melbourne based painter and public artist. They have extensive experience with public art murals and installations, host and facilitate creative workshops and show art in group and solo exhibitions.
The Committee’s decision was based on the artists’ strong experience working with communities and the refined simplicity of their previous designs and colour palette, which will complement the walls use for sporting activities.
Image: Progress shot, courtesy of the artists
Image: Beci Orpin, workshop with local students, 2021, Photography by Shuttermain
about Ben Kavanagh Reserve
The Ben Kavanagh Reserve is home to a wide range of local sports groups including the Mordialloc Sporting Club, Mordialloc Super Rules Football Club, Mordialloc Junior Football Club, Mordialloc Football/Netball Club, Mordialloc Cricket Club, Mordialloc Bowls Club, Longbeach Petanque group and other community groups.
Works are underway to transform the Reserve including construction of new Netball Courts, Petanque Pistes, outdoor fitness stations, new shared path network, landscaping and a rebound wall which can be used for various sports practice.
Enquiries about this project can be sent to Victoria O’Shea, Acting Cultural Producer and Partnerships Coordinator