Deaf dancer graces new seven-storey mural in Windsor

By Peter Barrett
Updated January 27 2017 - 3:14pm, first published 1:15pm
Strike a pose: artist Guido van Helten with his mural of deaf dancer, Anna Seymour. Photo: Wayne Taylor
Anna Seymour (left) in dance production <i>Under My Skin</I> with Luigi Vesca, Amanda Lever and Elvin Lam. Photo: Justin McManus

"Writing about music is like dancing about architecture," musician Elvis Costello once said. Half that metaphor took a surprisingly literal form on a Melbourne wall this week. As part of a series of murals recently commissioned by Melbourne Polytechnic, artist Guido van Helten worked with profoundly deaf contemporary dancer Anna Seymour to create a striking seven-storey portrait.

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