Press Release | 10 March 2017
Stonnington has some bright new street art to boast about with the installation of two new mosaics – all thanks to the Windsor Mid-Block Streetscape Upgrade Project.
As part of the Chapel Street Masterplan implementation, Council has improved public space between Duke and James Streets, Windsor.
- the redesign of kerb outstands to reduce clutter from public furniture
- coloured steel seating clad with timber and feature lighting to create a point of interest at night, reflective of the area’s character
- new rain gardens with shrub and tree planting as part of 'greening' Chapel Street
- refurbishment of bicycle parking rails and pedestrian barriers and replacement of damaged bluestone pavement
In addition to these pavement upgrade works, Council has installed new mosaic art to renew and beautify the existing open space. The project sees the replacement of old and weathered mosaics with glass tiles that depict the past and present lifestyle of Windsor.
City of Stonnington Mayor Cr Jami Klisaris said it’s a wonderful initiative that involves creativity, amazing street art and the community.
“These striking mosaics on Chapel Street truly reflect this area’s character and it’s great to see art presented in a unique and beautiful way,” said Mayor Klisaris.
The design, created by Fabian Scaunich of Mosaic Republic, best promotes and represents the history and the character of Windsor. It also responds to the themes and ideas reflected in the Chapel Street Masterplan – 2013, by aiming to improve pedestrian movement and creating a unique and identifiable 'pause point' for pedestrians and visitors. These new mosaics are an important feature of the pause point.
“The two mosaics Connection and Beats are eye-catching and in their own way, capture the essence and vibrancy of Chapel Street Windsor, both then and now,” added Mayor Klisaris.