Mural in Newcastle

This project was part of The Big Picture Fest where 12 artists each got a wall to paint, which they had to complete in 5 days. It had taken place in other cities in Australia before, but never in Newcastle.
The first mural that we already created in Maitland apparently made an impression, as I was chosen to be one of the 12 artists. We were assigned a wall in a back street in Cook’s Hill, but I was glad that I would soon be able to add another big public artworks on my wall-CV.

Just before we were to start I suddenly got another wall. The scaffolding would have to be placed too close to the power lines and that was not allowed.
My new wall was at a busy intersection on the main road through Newcastle. We had to adjust the design quickly, but that was no problem. This wall was much more visible!
The owners of the building were so taken with our design that they asked if we wanted to make it a bit wider.

It was a fun week. Every day we stood on the scaffold from 10 AM to 6 PM, while thousands of cars passed by. And hundreds of pedestrians too. We got our mural finished on time.