It was great to colab with a few artists to freshen up the Moreton Bay Girl Guide hut at Wynnum. Thanks goes out to the Girl Guides who gave us the opportunity to return about 12 years after we completed the original project. I was with good company with experienced artists Rems, Kasino, Skonz and Kradl.
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.
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.
Ten years ago I completed a mural at a private residence a few kilometres from Lismore. The owners recently made contact to rejuvenate the mural as it turns out they had kept my business card all these years. The mural had weathered reasonably well and it goes to show a professional job using quality paints will go the distance.
And The New (rejuvenated)
Earlier this year I was contacted by the team at Hamilton Hayes Henderson architects to create a mural on an upcoming project. The brief was to reference the history of the site as the apartment building is located where the original Southport railway station operated until 1964. I explored a few options through the concept development stage and came up with a mandala inspired design as my recommended option. After some minor refinements approval was granted and its was time to get cracking. I tried to harness the energy from the jackhammering, concrete cutting and earthshaking machinery operating nearby. At times I could barely hear myself think on the construction site but the contractors were very accommodating and great to work alongside. This was an exciting project to be involved with as only a few times in my career has a client built a wall with a mural in mind.