Image credit: City of Adelaide
Major progress has been made on the Sia Furler inspired mural on the eastern facing wall of the Rockford Hotel.
Local artist, Jasmine Crisp, has been working on the portrait, She Imagined Buttons, since February 15, with the artwork intended to intrigue and entice locals and tourists to explore the West End.
Late last year, it was announced the City of Adelaide will pay homage to its musical roots by renaming four city laneways after four homegrown, internationally-known music artists.
Cold Chisel, The Angels, Paul Kelly, and Sia were chosen for their Adelaide origins and significant contribution to the musical industry.
The City of Adelaide plans for public art to act as a key feature of these laneways, further entrenching Adelaide’s reputation as a place of culture and creativity.
The Sia inspired mural sits near the now demolished Cargo Club, where Sia once performed with her acid jazz band. It is a laneway close to this spot that will be named for the local singer.
Crisp, the artist undertaking the project, is Adelaide-based, and a current recipient of the Praxis ARTSPACE residency.
In the past eighteen months, Crisp produced her first solo show, and participated in three international artist residencies across Iceland and Finland, as well a number of additional accolades.
Stay tuned for updates.