‘Cistern Chapel’ gets a Makeover
Clayton Wesley Uniting Church site has become more vibrant, with a new mural painted on our toilet block.
Effie Chaniotis is a qualified art therapist who offered her time and talent to beautify what we here at CWUC have coined, the ‘Cistern Chapel’.
Originally from Melbourne, Effie was looking for projects, and the opportunity to paint murals around town while she is here in Adelaide visiting her family.
Effie overheard our Reverend Paul Turley talking to someone in a café about The Spire Community’s projects happening here on site.
She offered her time to paint a mural and of course, Paul jumped at the opportunity.
Within days, the proposal was put to the Church Council for permission to paint the toilet block and to cover the cost of Effie’s paints and supplies.
The Cistern Chapel has now been painted in a decorative melange of cultural patterns.
Effie says the design is inspired by Persian art, as well as the beautiful paintings of South Africa’s Ndebele women put on their homesteads in their town of the same name.
The artwork was completed in February 2016, with the help of other artistically-inclined community members.
If you’re interested in learning more about Effie, head to her website.