Braidwood Heritage-listed Buildings and Street Art
I wanted to ask the opinions of what people thought about murals being painted on heritage-listed buildings?
You can add your opinion at the bottom of this page.
As a street artist who drives to Canberra a lot from my Moruya for work, I make Braidwood my halfway stop. As I was getting a coffee from 134 Espresso Bar and sitting on the bench I noticed the big blank wall or canvas of the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council building in Braidwood.
This got me thinking it would be a delightful spot to paint a large mural but would it be in distaste with those who might see it as detrimental to the architectural design of the building?
The painting of a mural on the building doesn’t damage the structure in any way. The good thing is with the mural as it is just paint, it can be painted back over the top of, back to its original colour in future if need be.
Note to me, write up an article about the benefits of street art and murals for rural towns as part of placemaking.
Mural Concepts for Braidwood
So what I decided to do was mock-up two mural designs for the building and superimpose them so it can give an insight into what it could look like.
I created two mural design ideas, one being of an initiative by Landcare and another which is more abstract and pattern-based.
The Scarlet Robin was a project’s namesake for bird identification workshops run by Landcare in Braidwood. The project seeks to protect birds including the brown treecreeper, the diamond firetail, the flame robin, the gang-gang cockatoo, the glossy black cockatoo, the hooded robin and the speckled warbler.
The second mural concept is more organic and patterned based which sometimes can be easier for people to connect with due to personal interpretation.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts below.
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