Massive mural comes to life

August 2022

The Edwardstown Precinct has welcomed yet another mural into its already impressive line-up of public art, as this economic engine room of the City of Marion marks the fourth year of its revitalisation journey.

Through a competitive expression of interest process, local mural artist Sair Bean successfully won the whopping 41 metre paint project celebrating retail life in Edwardstown, past, present and future.

The Edwardstown Precinct has welcomed a splash of colour with a new mural created by local artist Sair Bean, with an Acknowledgment of Country added by her friend and local Indigenous artist, Elizabeth Close. Known for her contemporary, colourful and illustrative style, Sair said she was over the moon to be brought onboard for the project.

Sair has completely transformed the Castle Plaza wall with a design that appears like a map ‘puzzled’ together with strong block colours and organic shapes.

Created with colours from the new Edwardstown brand, the mural celebrates the retail history of Edwardstown, as well as its sporting and multicultural community.

It acknowledges the history of the dairy industry, fruiterers and chemists within the area, as well as the architecture of Edwardstown Club. LIVE, MAKE, BELONG and SUCCEED are interwoven around playful images representing the rich tapestry of our bustling community: flying footballs, bowling lawns, bikes cycling on twisty roads, floating books, and an explosion of locally sourced vegetables and fresh baked bread.

“This is my biggest wall yet. It’s had its challenges [a very textured wall surface], but I made friends with it and poured so much love and colour into it!” says Sair.

Fun facts behind the mural’s creation: 

  • 64 litres of paint • 75 cans of aerosol paint 
  • 246 square metres painted 
  • 6 weeks x 3.5 days per week to create 
  • 10.2m boomlift used to reach higher areas