SALA murals - Once upon a time...

Find out how artworks brought fairytales to Marion.

City Limits Magazine October 2014 This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 46 - October 2014.

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Fifteen giant murals brought fairytales to the streets of Marion during the South Australian Living Arts (SALA) festival earlier this year.

Artists Jenny Hogben and Andrew Lord created the artworks, which were up to 9.5m wide, as photographic and sound montages.

Inspired by an essay by Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkein about fairy stories, the artists used about 20 different images for each mural and added music and commentary with QR codes.

The finished artworks combined hand-drawn illustrations of characters from fairy tales with digitally manipulated images of local historic architecture.

The murals for the exhibit, titled Subterranean, will disintegrate over time.

City Limits - Oct 14 - Issue 46 - Once upon a timeThe artworks were created on paper, glued to walls using wheat paste, and displayed at a range of locations, including the City of Marion Administration Centre, Glengowrie YMCA and Patritti Wines.

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