The portrait of profoundly deaf contemporary dancer Ana Seymour was painted by Guido van Helten on a seven storey building at Melbourne Polytechnic in January 2017.Â The artist, who bases himself in Brisbane but spends much of his time travelling and painting, creates site specific murals that reflect the human stories of the area. This mural is typical of his sensitive monochromatic artwork and reflects the polytechnicâ€™s links to the deaf community via its Auslan diploma course and the presence of deafConnectED. Van Helten says that the image "is an interpretation of modern society and its influence on architecture."
Hunted by Lou Chamberlin.
Pictures by Lou Chamberlin.