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A monster makeover for Warrane Stadium

THE Warrane Basketball Stadium has had a major facelift, with well-known Hobart artist Tom O’Hern completing a bright new large-scale mural on the building.

Commissioned by and created in collaboration with the Clarence City Council as part of its ongoing work to reduce tagging and graffiti in the community, O’Hern’s work – entitled ‘Rampage’ – has already elicited a positive reaction from locals and visitors to the stadium.

“The local bike track is called the Meehan Monster so I ran with the theme and painted lots of big Tassie monsters stomping through the city like an old arcade game I used to play, called ‘Rampage’,” Mr O’Hern said.

“Some of the monsters are prehistoric, some I’ve read about in books that I’ve lost and some are ones I heard people whisper about.”

Clarence Mayor Brendan Blomeley said he was pleased to see another building in Clarence adorned with intriguing street art for all to enjoy.“Clarence is a diverse, vibrant and creative city and this wonderful piece of art in this unexpected suburban setting is a fabulous example of how art can be used to help unify communities,” he said.

“This sort of amazing, colourful street art is a wonderful deterrent to the boring, uninspired and illegal tagging that we often see on public and private property.

“Clarence is proud to offer opportunities to a wide range of urban artists in settings such as this and the new works at Rosny Skate Park, and I hope to see the elevation of wonderful works like this throughout Clarence.”

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