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The man behind Orange’s latest piece of street art has opened up on what inspired him and what else he has planned for the city. Canberra artist Yanni Pounartzis was commissioned by Orange City Council to design the piece currently being painted in McNamara Street as part of the Future City plan. “My style is always hard edge and abstract, so I didn’t want to do a literal interpretation of the vineyards, just trying to paint vineyards. So it’s an abstract interpretation of the region.” So far the design is 50 per cent complete, with the artwork set to stretch over the footpath and onto the road be completed around late June. One completed, Mr Pounartzis will set his sites on one more piece for the Future City plan which will focus on shadows of random objects. “As an artist I honestly feel honoured,” he said. “I’ve been invited in from Canberra and to do something that is designed to last for decades is a big deal.” The list of artists involved in the first instalment of the art project across the city include Julia Davis and Lisa Jones (Sydney), Sandon Gibbs-O’Neill (Orange), Tully Moore (Orange), Kellie O’Dempsey (Brisbane), Catherine O’Donnell (Blue Mountains), Yanni Pounartzis (Canberra), Liz Shreeve (Sydney), Floria Tosca (Sydney) and WBYK (Orange). Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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The man behind Orange’s latest piece of street art has opened up on what inspired him and what else he has planned for the city.

Canberra artist Yanni Pounartzis was commissioned by Orange City Council to design the piece currently being painted in McNamara Street as part of the Future City plan.

“My style is always hard edge and abstract, so I didn’t want to do a literal interpretation of the vineyards, just trying to paint vineyards. So it’s an abstract interpretation of the region.”

So far the design is 50 per cent complete, with the artwork set to stretch over the footpath and onto the road be completed around late June.

WORKING HARD: Gallery staff member Isabelle Mathieu, building owner Derek Pigot, Mayor Reg Kidd, Gallery director Brad Hammond, Cr Tony Mileto, artist Yanni Pounartzis and painter Jacob Bing. Photo: RILEY KRAUSE.

WORKING HARD: Gallery staff member Isabelle Mathieu, building owner Derek Pigot, Mayor Reg Kidd, Gallery director Brad Hammond, Cr Tony Mileto, artist Yanni Pounartzis and painter Jacob Bing. Photo: RILEY KRAUSE.

One completed, Mr Pounartzis will set his sites on one more piece for the Future City plan which will focus on shadows of random objects.

“As an artist I honestly feel honoured,” he said.

“I’ve been invited in from Canberra and to do something that is designed to last for decades is a big deal.”

The list of artists involved in the first instalment of the art project across the city include Julia Davis and Lisa Jones (Sydney), Sandon Gibbs-O’Neill (Orange), Tully Moore (Orange), Kellie O’Dempsey (Brisbane), Catherine O’Donnell (Blue Mountains), Yanni Pounartzis (Canberra), Liz Shreeve (Sydney), Floria Tosca (Sydney) and WBYK (Orange).

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