This week Street Art Walking saw the completion of a mural by Brendon Ussher. The project has been funded by Newcastle City Council’s Pride Of Place Program, with a special thanks to Saul Standerwick for assisting in kick starting the project, at the end of last year. Saul has since moved on from his role with council and we already miss sending him fun street art links. Many of the public art murals in town (like the tunnel at the beach, the lucky country murals, the council vans and more) were organised by Saul. It was truly a honour to work with him via the PoP Program and he will be missed by many, I’m sure.
The artwork designed by Brendon fits perfectly within this unique retaining wall, which is actually quiet a long wall.
Each section of the wall has a different insect, amongst the luscious green foliage. The detailed layers produce a 3D effect, with dew drops falling from the edges of the leaves.
Amongst the greenery you will find a lady beetle, praying mantis, ants and more. As the mural was being painted, many onlookers enjoyed discovering the garden features, getting excited as they mapped out these larger than life creatures. A living lady beetle even stopped by to give her nod of approval!
You can see the artwork which is located on King Street, next to Centrelink, Newcastle. Centrelink address is 279 King Street.