This project was brought together by Mark Aylward, Terry Gravolin and Newcastle NOW who supported us to find two artists to create a mural with a variety of themes, based on the businesses that are housed in the building, as part of their West End Placemaking activities.
Local artists Umpel and Cogs were chosen by Simone to create this unique commission with themes to be based on the cafe, games, music and flower shops, all facing Hunter Street. The property owner also requested a musical ‘Jazz’ theme. The number of themes posed a unique challenge which these artists faced with exceptional skill.
This project gained local media attention and is now logged in 1233’s Artologue.