Indian Cultural Precinct work takes off with a splash of colour

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By SAT News Desk

MELBOURNE, 21 April: One key location among the three chosen for injection of color and vibrancy on the streets of Little India, Dandenong has taken off. Two artists Rowena Martinich and Geoffrey Carran have started creating a beautiful colorful mural on the wall just adjacent to Little India’s main parking area.

Today these two young artists could be seen with their brushes and colors in action at the wall which can be seen from the road as well.

Talking to SAT, Geoffrey Carran said, “the design has been created after seeing Saree designs and the color schemes from the local traders. This design will represent the traders and Indian culture.”

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“Uplifting the area with colour will give an identity to the area”, Rowena told SAT.

“The second mural to be painted by Mike Eleven across the road will have the Gandhi theme which will synchronize with the Gandhi exhibition on at the Immigration Museum now,” says Geoffrey.

“The contemporary artworks are expected to speak to old and new audiences alike creating great photo opportunities for sharing and promoting the precinct,” says the Dandenong Council bulletin on the Indian Cultural Precinct.

The upcoming paintings are part of the Indian Cultural Precinct Framework endorsed by the Taskforce established by the Victorian Government led by Hon. Premier Daniel Andrews, Hon. Robin Scott MP, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and the City of Greater Dandenong to oversee the project and monitoring the $500,000 grant expenditure which has now been made available, in part to the Council, to commence priority works in the precinct.

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