Pennyweight Walk transformed with new artwork

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Brand new artwork in Pennyweight Walk will be officially unveiled tomorrow morning by Deputy Mayor Cr Jennifer Alden.

The City of Greater Bendigo created the Pennyweight Walk Open Air Gallery in 2009 to provide a high profile site for local street art.

Coordinator Creative Communities Maree Tonkin said in 2018 the City had partnered with street art collective Nacho Station to commission new artworks and to host workshops with selected artists.

“The program aimed to engage established, mid-career and emerging artists,” Ms Tonkin said.

“Nacho Station commissioned eight local artists and three Melbourne-based mural artists.

“The diversity of style of the new works reflects the talent and strength of the contemporary street art scene in Greater Bendigo.

“This project supports artists and provides a platform for collaboration, networking and skills exchange both online and via workshops and has resulted in some great quality and interesting works for our community to enjoy.

“We’re really pleased with what has been produced and I encourage people to stop by and check them out next time they are walking through Pennyweight Walk.”

The artists will be exhibited in the laneway for two years.

 

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