A massive west-end mural inspired by Adelaide-born singer-songwriter Sia will be altered after concerns about the likeness to the artist were raised with the City Council.
The colourful mural was unveiled earlier this year on the eastern-facing wall of Hindley Street’s Rockford Hotel, and was created as part of a tribute to Adelaide musicians.
However, the musician’s management took umbrage with the piece’s likeness to their client, the ABC reports.
The Adelaide City Council have noted that the intention of the artist behind the piece, Jasmine Crisp, was to capture the impact of Sia’s music on people, without simply re-creating the artist herself.
Adelaide City Council Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor told the ABC that the mural would now evolve from its original incarnation.
“I think what’s happened is that once the mural was started it was seen and talked about as if it was a portrait of Sia, which was never the intention,” Lord Mayor Verschoor said.
Cold Chisel, Paul Kelly and The Angels are the other artists who will have laneways and public artworks devoted to them in the CBD.