New artwork unveiled for Eastwood pedestrian underpass

New eye -catching artwork has been unveiled in the Eastwood pedestrian underpass as part of efforts
by the City of Ryde to beautify public areas through the use of street art.

The urban artwork was designed by public art enterprise Muralisto and features a vast array of
colours and imagery that are designed to brighten the underpass area and make it more welcoming to
the public.

The concept design for the artwork was develope d with input from the community via focus groups
and site specific engagement. The Ryde Youth Council and the Arts Advisory Committee were also
consulted.

City of Ryde Mayor, Clr Jerome Laxale, said the new urban artwork would be highly valued by the
co mmunity.

“The vibrant colours and unique design of this artwork not only adds beauty and visual interest to an
underpass that was previously dark and dull, but will also instil a sense of pride for this public space
within the commu nity,” Clr Laxale said.

“It will also act as a graffiti deterrent and reduce instances of anti -social behaviour in and around the
pedestrian underpass.”

With the completion of the artwork at the Eastwood pedestrian underpass, t he City of Ryde will now
consider the feasibilit y of introducing additional artworks at specific locations which could benefit from
street art projects.

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