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Hayden Dewar

Arts and Culture Frankston

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Phone: 1300 322 842

Description

Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowland Copperhead Mangle

The mural is based around a photo of an old 18th century mangle (clothes wringer) found at the Frankston historical society, and research which revealed that the area was once a fishing village infested with lowland copperhead snakes. This mural is a dream-like reflection on a time where life was more fraught, hard fought, simpler and perhaps more cherished because of it.

Artist Bio

Based in Melbourne Australia, Hayden Dewar is a muralist, illustrator and painter whose work shifts between client directed projects and his more imaginative personal work.

The latter is an ongoing series of work that draws inspiration from native Australian flora and fauna, mythical imagery and the human condition to create a surreal, metaphysical world full of adventure, myth and symbolism. Projects include council and privately commissioned murals freelance illustration work (ranging from album covers to storyboards and anything in between), and creating paintings for solo & group exhibitions.

Hayden has also had 3 years experience teaching illustration & design in Tafe and runs mural and art workshops. Hayden is passionate about transforming and enhancing public spaces through mural art and thrives on the positivity and public engagement that results from letting his creativity off the leash to roam around the urban environment.

Big Picture Fest 2023
Thompson Lane, Frankston.
You can see this piece on a Street Art Walking Tour: Street Art Walking Tours (discoverfrankston.com)

Photography by Steve Brown. 

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Thompson Lane, Frankston VIC 3199