Bal­le­rina in­spired mu­ral on door­way

Bray People - - NEWS -

It was all smiles, pirou­ettes and cup­cakes at the un­veil­ing of Grey­stones’ lat­est mu­ral last week, when The­atre Lane un­veiled its new ‘Door of De­cep­tion’.

The the­atre’s artist in res­i­dence, Irina Kuksova, was on hand for the un­veil­ing, as was the sub­ject of this wall por­trait, 16-year-old bal­le­rina, Jasmine Goode.

The com­mis­sion for Kuksova was to take a non­de­script hall­way door and turn it into an op­ti­cal il­lu­sion.

And step­ping through this look­ing glass is a bal­le­rina, the fire exit bar sud­denly be­com­ing a bal­let school banis­ter.

Also on hand for the cut­ting of the red rib­bon last Thurs­day was Jasmine’s mother, Rachel, whose long-run­ning Goode School of Dance is also part of The Grey­stones Stu­dios on The­atre Lane, as well as pro­pri­etor, Ross McPar­land, who com­mis­sioned the mu­ral.

Sit­u­ated on the first floor of the stu­dios, the bal­le­rina mu­ral is the lat­est work from the Rus­sian-born artist to grace the The­atre Lane boule­vard, af­ter Irina’s am­bi­tious street por­traits were un­veiled there last Novem­ber.

Part of an on­go­ing project to turn the area into an artist haven, work is al­ready un­der­way on The Won­der­wall Project, which will see one en­tire side of the two-storey Grey­stones Stu­dios turned into a gi­ant paint­ing.

Artist Irina Kuksova un­veils her trompe l’oeil mu­ral at Grey­stones Stu­dios.

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