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A work of art has transformed the Daphne Hull underpass into a destination.

Artist Bruce Potter was commissioned by the Promote Dunstan group to paint two murals on either side of the underpass.

Those works of art were unveiled during a ceremony on Sunday afternoon.

Intricate detail, painted on the eastern side of the underpass, tells the story of the scenic journey that greets cyclists along the Otago Central Rail Trail.

Setting the scene . . . A mural – two years in the making – has been unveilled in Clyde’s Daphne Hull underpass. Among those who attended the gathering on Sunday was artist Bruce Potter. PHOTO: SUPPLIED/RORY BUTLER

Another mural, on the western side, illustrates the history of the rail trail being built.

Promote Dunstan member Julie Davie encourages people to visit the underpass, near Trail Journeys, to see it for themselves.

“I think it’s spectacular.”

She said the aim of the art work was to make the underpass part of the rail trail journey.

The underpass was installed in Clyde to help cyclists and pedestrians get from one side of SH8 to the other, but not everyone was aware it was there, she said.

“It still concerns me that people don’t know the underpass is here – we still see cyclists crossing the road.”

She encouraged people to make use of the facility and to enjoy the art on offer at the same time.

ALEXIA.JOHNSTON

@alliedpress.co.nz