Anu Patel to reimagine ‘The Art Pass’ in Chelsea Shopping Precinct.
Kingston Arts is working with local schools, Chelsea residents and community members who work in or frequent Chelsea on Creative Workshops with artist Anu Patel on a new public art project in Chelsea.
An Expression of Interest went out and community members were invited to assist the artist in creating a mural in homage of ‘The Art Pass’: a large scale public mural which was created for the Chelsea train station underpass in 2013 by artist Anu Patel. The artwork aimed at improving safety and civic pride within Chelsea and was created in conjunction with local residents and schools.
Due to the upcoming demolition of Chelsea Station as part of the Level Crossing Removal Project, Kingston City Council has arranged for the artwork to be photographed for posterity and invited Anu Patel to Reimagine the Art Pass by creating a new site-specific work in Chelsea’s shopping precinct.
Just as was the case with the original, community members will work with artist Anu Patel, to help us to Reimagine the Art Pass. Anu will host workshops in which interested community members will be invited to take part in the creation of the new piece.
This project is made possible through the support of LXRP and Kingston City Council.
The Art Pass by Anu Patel at Chelsea Station, original project. Photo credit: Shuttermain Photography, 2021.
Community engagement workshops with students at Bonbeach Primary School, May 2021. Video credit: Shuttermain Photography
Anu Patel is a freelance artist and designer. Born in India, but now based in Melbourne, Australia, Anu has over 30 years' experience working on public art commissions and working within the community in collaboration with local residents, schools, and other design professionals.
The Artist, Anu Patel, scoping new sites in Chelsea for The Art Pass Reimagined, February 2021
For more information about this project please contact Victoria.OShea@kingston.vic.gov.au