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Frankston wakes up to a bright new mural
by Mornington Peninsula Magazine

Sara Catena’s mural is brimming with joy.

There’s no missing the sense of joy in Sara Catena’s striking new mural at Frankston’s Clyde Street Mall. Sparkling with pinks, reds and greens, Tree of Dreams features a range of colourful animals, an evocative tree, and a swing for people to ‘sit on’ for photos.

Sara said that while the world currently felt like a different place, Tree of Dreams was a powerful reminder that within all of us there is still joy if we allow ourselves to feel it. “It is a mindful moment to dip into that place of joy within, a place of love and hope; a reminder to dream of a positive future. The visuals in Tree of Dreams are the setting of childhood; a timeless moment of bare feet, blue skies and limitless dreaming; a time when anything was possible. What if you could return to that time and place again just for a moment?”

The mural was created with money from the State Government and reflects the transformation and regeneration of Frankston City. Deputy Mayor Nathan Conroy said it also complemented the recently launched Mall of Fame – a series of pavers that recognise the achievements of 23 Frankston residents in the areas of philanthropy, public service, medicine, business, literature, sport, media, entertainment and technology – and would be followed by a pop-up shop program for the mall. The upgrade comes after the recent completion of stage two of the Station Street Mall refurbishment. Both projects, which totalled $1.37 million, are designed to give residents better pathways between their homes and Frankston’s amenities.

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