It’s not often I get to work with artists I consider peers which made for the recent mural work at Cabarita SLSC to be such a pleasure. The skills and experience Steve Peterson (Pete Signs) is equipped with after 40 years painting murals and sign painting is amazing. I am looking forward to the opportunity to collaborate again soon and frequenting the Starlight Cinema for upcoming movie events.
Having completed my tasks at Gayndah, Miriam Vale, Tannum Sands, Gladstone, Blackwater and Emerald, my last stop on this Central Queensland tour was Aramac. When I was completing a mural at the school last year I was informed my skills were required for an upcoming event amongst other things to be painted around the town. Winding up the trip with plenty of artwork raffled at Hogs and Dogs event alongside the Toyota Landcruiser, a Pro Hart inspired mural and many laughs with friends, locals and travellers alike. I can't wait to live it up in sunny Outback Queensland again, I can see why some know this place not just as the centre of Queensland but the centre of the Universe.
It was awesome to work with the youth in Blackwater to create this mural. There were numerous agencies involved and working alongside Anglicare CQ, Youth Justice, Disability services and PCYC made for a very successful partnership project both with great outcomes for the young people and the agencies requirements. We even made the local paper!
Emerald kept me busy as always. This time around I facilitated mural art workshops with local youth to create a large mural at PCYC, A fresh coat at the BMX and Skateparks and painted a mandala in the CBD.
Although it was a brief stay I enjoyed a day in Miriam Vale completing this mural at the local school.
I can't remember what year I completed the original piece at Riverside Skatepark, Tannum Sands... sometime in the mid 2000's. Anyway after a fresh coat of paint it looks brand new again.
I recently spent some time on the road completing 11 murals via 5 different projects in 6 places. It was a super busy variety of commissions, workshops and it felt great to be painting daily again. The first stop on tour was Gayndah State School where the school tuck shop was brought to life with a great message.