Whale Spotting on Coogee Beach


above - the final image

below - details from the art

below - photos of the interior of Coogee Beach Pavilion

The Coogee Pavilion on Sydney's Coogee Beach is home to a Mark Oliver mural.

Known for a great place to spot whales, it seems fitting to decorate the interior of the pavilion with whale themed art. Commissioned by Hemmes Trading in Australia, Mark worked on composing a scene around whale watching. He explains " At this stage it was still a poster that was required, but as the project developed, it was decided that the illustration could occupy one whole wall of the games area, a mere 15 metres x 3 metres! A company in Sydney were engaged to create a 'foil' print from my digital file which would then be stuck to the wall, giving the impression that it had been painted directly onto the wall." The photos above show the super result!

figure and people
design
stylised
mural
narrative
characters
cartoon or humor
character design
public art
mark oliver
beach life
sea
seaside
coast
australia,
quirky
whales