Business

Giant #postcardsfrombyron everyone can take home with them

THE POSTCARD: Artists Austin Moncrieff (left) and Davey Mac with the mural they completed yesterday on the Telstra building in Byron Bay.
THE POSTCARD: Artists Austin Moncrieff (left) and Davey Mac with the mural they completed yesterday on the Telstra building in Byron Bay. Megan Kinninment

THE "Postcard" is 20 metres wide and four metres high, but Byron Bay's chamber of commerce is hoping visitors take one home with them - or at least share a photo of it on social media with the hashtag #postcardsfrombyron.

The paint on the second mural in Byron United's "Postcards from Byron" series is just dry after artists Austin Moncrieff and Davey Mac put the finishing touches to the piece yesterday on the Telstra exchange building in Fletcher St.

The first in the series was the Bay Seafood wall on Lawson St while the Telstra building was identified as another major graffiti hot spot, said Byron United's vice-president Adrian Nelson.

"By creating murals on business premises that are repeatedly targeted with graffiti we are hopeful of deterring tagging while creating art on our streets for all to enjoy," he said.

The artwork, encompassing the front and side of the building, took a week of work and 60 cans of paint to complete, said Mr Mac, from Stay Gold Studio.

"The title of the piece is Timeless Byron and draws inspiration from the 1970s through to now," he said.

With imagery representing Byron's activism spirit as well as scenes of the beach, hinterland and the quintessential Kombi van, the concept was "100% Byron Bay" said co-artist Mr Moncrieff, of Nitsua Collective.

The artists said they hoped these new murals inspired younger artists away from illegal tagging and encouraged more businesses to embrace local art.

Topics:  byron bay, editors picks, social media, tourism




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Having battled PND four times, Mel says the secret is sleep

'I just thought, don’t all mothers get no sleep?’

'My husband lasted 6 weeks as a stay at home dad'

APN Hey Mummy Feature for online - stock images. Katie Dykes being interviewed for the webisodes. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

FROM the outside, being a stay at home mum looks like a breeze.

THE EXPERT: Stop judging working mothers

SUPER MUMS: Being a working mums comes down to perfecting time management.

"WORKING for money is all right; so is working because you want to.”

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

Safer to have baby at home: Father gives evidence at inquest

An inquest into the home birth death of a baby at Nimbin is continuing in Lismore.

UPDATE: Couple delayed ultrasound for three months

Chasing down a wicked wowser with a personalised van

The hosts of The Chaser give Sen David Leyonhjelm some of his own medicine

Senator David Leyonhjelm gets own Wicked camper

Latest deals and offers

PROPERTY BOOM: Coast prices set to skyrocket

Like other areas in south-east Queensland, the Sunshine Coast is at the start of the upturn on the property clock.

Values predicted to rise 25-33%

DIY: How to build a backyard fire pit

DIY stars and Weekend magazine columnists Ayden and Jess Hogan.

Would you build this for your backyard?