Shared from the 1/30/2019 City Coast Weekly eEdition


New mural for all to sea


Artists Che Chorley and Dave Court collaborated on this mural in Glenelg. PICTURE: SUPPLIED

AWARD-WINNING South Australian artists Che Chorley and Dave Court have joined forces to give Glenelg’s Seawall Apartments a new look.

The pair have collaborated on a spectacular piece of public art on the 12m-high wall of one of Seawall’s original buildings.

The work – on the corner of Pier St and South Esplanade – involved Court painting one of Chorley’s photographs, Beastly Sea, on the hotel wall.

Seawall Apartments owner Rachael Osborne said the “timing and concept” of the idea had been perfect.

“Glenelg is a huge part of my family history and I’ve always envisaged having a beautiful piece of public art on one of our walls for people to admire as they walk along the Esplanade,” Ms Osborne said.

“Che had put a photo on to social media of a painted wall in Europe. “It was incredible and he casually asked if anyone had a wall in Adelaide.

“After meeting Che and Dave and talking through how they would collaborate, we chose a photograph called Beastly Sea for Dave to paint.

“We believe this piece of art will stop people in their tracks and I love that our guests, community and also my family will find joy in looking at it for generations to come.”

Beastly Sea was shot by Chorley in 2014 for his project The Sea and Me.

“I chased particular lighting and weather events to truly convey the tempers of the ocean” he said.

“Predominantly shot at sea level, I try to convey the romance, fear, trepidation, beauty, and power of the sea and its relationship to the human psyche. “My work aims to convey the fine line that the ocean and its power can give and take.”

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