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Cowes - Street Art - Olive Justice Place

Cowes Street Artwork

Bass Coast Shire wishes to advise of a new street art work at Olive Justice Place, Chapel Street Cowes from 7 April and be completed by 18 April 2021, subject to contractor availability and favourable weather conditions.

The Street Art scheme is a series of one-off mural projects across the Shire devised to enliven urban areas of towns and encourage discussion and community involvement over what street art is and how it can serve the community. Local and visiting artists are being commissioned via a number of models to bring their vision to the walls of Bass Coast.

Eirian Chapman is a Cowes local whose bold, graphic designs have appeared in campaigns for Destination Phillip Island, Melbourne Zoo, Schweppes and Melbourne Writers’ Festival, amongst others. In this mural, at iconic Olive Justice Place, she’s depicting many aspects of life on the island while honouring the memory of Olive Justice, whose legacy of work amongst the community and trailblazing endeavours during the pre-ferry era of Phillip Island still resonate to this day.

Owing to its graphic design, the mural will be clearly visible from many locations in the immediate area and is bound to promote discussion around giving and nurturing, motherhood and the very topical issue of woman’s rights. It’ll also be a great feature of the pop up dining area, encouraging contemplation while diners share lunch with their friends or families.

What to expect

Please be advised, a street artwork is being installed at the above, off-street, address on the following dates and times

  • Council requests all parties to not interfere with or speak to the artist while this work is being performed
  • Do not enter the work site area as ladders and open paint tins will be in use
  • Please take care when walking around the work site area. Temporary Fencing will be installed around the mural site

Wed 07 April 2021

1500 - 2000

Projection of Mural Outline for Tracing

Projectionist: Steve Gijsbers

Artist: Eirian Chapman

Thurs 08 April 2021

0900 – 1700

Mural Installation Commences

Artist: Eirian Chapman, possibly with assistant

Friday 09 April – Sat 17 April 2021

0900 – 1700

Mural Installation Continues

Artist: Eirian Chapman, possibly with assistant

Sun 18 April 2021*

0900 – 1700

Mural Installation Completed & Site Clean Up

Artist: Eirian Chapman, Council to clear fencing


* Artist may complete this work considerably earlier, weather permitting

For more information or assistance during this project, please contact: