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A Massive Timothee Chalamet Mural Is Currently Towering Over Melbourne

It's part of a 615-square-metre artwork on the corner of Caledonian Lane and Londsale Street to celebrate the long-awaited release of 'Dune'.
By Sarah Ward
December 01, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
December 01, 2021
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If you were walking along the street, going about your normal day and happened to spot Timothée Chalamet, you'd likely stop on the spot in astonishment. First, the bad news: the real Little Women, Lady Bird and Call Me By Your Name probably isn't moseying around Melbourne at the moment. Now, the good news: if you head to the corner of Caledonian Lane and Lonsdale Street, you will spy a towering mural of him instead.

You won't miss it, actually. You're not meant to — it's part of an eight-building piece that covers 615 square metres, all to mark the release of sci-fi epic Dune in Australian cinemas. The film was initially slated to release in 2020, but has been delayed multiple times due to the pandemic. Come Thursday, December 2, it's finally sending its sandworms and spice wars our way (and, yes, it's completely worth the wait).

As Melbourne's new artwork is all about the movie, it also features other cast Dune members — Oscar Isaac (Scenes From a Marriage), Rebecca Ferguson (Reminiscence), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Javier Bardem (Everybody Knows) and Josh Brolin (Avengers: Endgame) all included.

This massive laneway piece took six weeks to create, with six Melbourne artists putting in more than 2000 hours of work and using nearly 1000 litres of paint.

Sure, Sydney got a giant Squid Game Red Light, Green Light doll back in October — but who wouldn't rather a huge Timothée Chalamet?

Melbourne's Dune murals are currently on display on the corner of Caledonian Lane and Lonsdale Street. Dune opens in Australian cinemas on Thursday, December 2.

Published on December 01, 2021 by Sarah Ward
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