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Mechanics Lane art series off to flying start

Mount Alexander Shire Council's Cultural Development Officer Vicki Anderson and artwork titled Wings by artist Steve Parsons in Mechanics Lane Castlemaine

Check out the new interactive art work titled Wings by local artist Steve Parsons in Mechanics Lane.

Tuesday 23 January 2018

A new interactive public art piece has been installed in Mechanics Lane opposite the Castlemaine Library.

The work by local artist and educator Steve Parsons is titled Wings and aims to capture the imagination.

It is the first of series of works commissioned by Mount Alexander Shire Council for the popular lane way.

“I thought it was a positive way to start 2018. The textures in the wings were inspired by shapes I found in the lane," said Steve.

“People can imagine themselves as some sort of winged being, and send good thoughts into the world,” he said.

Council’s Cultural Development Officer Vicki Anderson said the interactive work is also designed to snap and share using hash tags such as #castlemainewings allowing everyone to get creative.

Local artists Wendy Murray, Elissa Sadgrove and Jessie Stanley were also selected to display their work later in the year, in addition to projects scheduled with Arts Open and Castlemaine Secondary College.

“This continuing arts program aims to enrich our public spaces and create interest and new experiences for people as they pass through the popular public through fare,” said Vicki.

“It’s also a great chance to demonstrate the diversity of local talent we have during the year of the Regional Centre for Culture which officially kicks off next month,” said Vicki.

Caption: Mount Alexander Shire Council's Cultural Development Officer Vicki Anderson checks out the new interactive artwork in Mechanics Lane Castlemaine. Wings by local artist Steve Parsons aims to capture the imagination.


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