Discover Christmas in the Moreton Bay Region

Search:



Mural creates a buzz at Woody Point

Posted: 3pm 18 Jun 2020

The eye-catching work of a couple of blokes at Woody Point has captured the attention of locals and lovers of Redcliffe history on social media. And it seems, it’s a resounding thumbs up from both.

Dan Krause from Street Art Concepts and Steve Falco from Procreativ have created a stunning mural which commemorates the HMQS Gayundah – the former gunboat and then gravel barge bought by Redcliffe City Council in 1958. It was beached at Woody Point soon after to again protect our shores as a breakwater.

The much-loved wreck has deteriorated in recent years and Dan says the homeowner wanted a permanent tribute to the vessel, which is an important part of Queensland’s and the peninsula’s history.

The property, not co-incidentally is at the corner of Gayundah Esplanade and Ellen Street.

The pair spent three days on the project, finishing it earlier this week (June 16).

Talk of the town

Hundreds of people stopped to look at the mural, while Dan and Steve were working, and Dan says he must have handed out 50 business cards.

Many of the questions they asked were the same, and all the feedback was positive.

“It’s what I do for a living. In this case, it’s somewhere people can see it. I’m just lucky it was in such a public area, everyone gets to see that one,” Dan says.

And he doesn’t mind that photos of the mural flooded social media as it started to take shape.

Dan’s favourite features?

“There’s so many … I’m really happy with the dolphin. It’s the first one I’ve painted,” he says.

And he reckons Steve nailed the before and after paintings of the HMQS Gayundah.

It’s not the first time Dan and Steve have collaborated on a project on the Redcliffe peninsula.

About seven years ago, they created a mural at the corner of Anzac Ave and Sutton St for Good Vibes coffee shop – also a highly-visible location.

“That got a lot of recognition in its time,” Dan says.

Take a closer look

While the ocean-themed HMQS Gayundah mural has attracted plenty of attention, there’s a second mural inside the same wall which is just a worthy of a mention.

It’s of the now-demolished Filmer’s Palace Hotel, where the Bee Gees played as boys.

“We did (the owner’s) dad’s car parked in front of it, an A-frame saying Bee Gees playing and a Coke bottle on the ground,” Dan explains.

Anyone who knows the story, of the Bee Gees playing for bottles of Coke, will understand the reference.

For more information about Street Art Concepts, head to the website or Facebook page.

For more about Procreative, head to the website or Facebook page.

Photo Credit - Chris Hammer Photography

Feeling creative? Head to our blog for inspiration.

#moretonbaytough

Share

Trending

Breathing life into history

Caboolture’s first postmaster has again taken his place at the post office counter – but not in a way you might expect.…

Loving life after football

Adam Sarota is in a beautiful place - in fact, as managing director of Amaroo Landscaping Group, he owns it.…

More you might like:

Trending

Local Stories   •   29-11-2021  •   Jodie Powell

Ninja Warriors wow at North Harbour

Would-be warriors went head-to-head with professional Ninjas at the recent Obstacle Sports Expo at North Harbour. See the gallery….…

Local News   •   29-11-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Local youngster is face of Christmas appeal

A three-year-old from Narangba is the face of Epilepsy Queensland’s Christmas Appeal which will help families whose lives have ben affected by the condition.…

Local News   •   29-11-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Programs prove sky’s the limit

Young people are on the way to reaching their potential thanks to programs at Redcliffe Area Youth Space, new-found confidence and hard work.…

Local News   •   26-11-2021  •   Jodie Powell

Meet the candidates for Division 7

Early voting has begun for the Moreton Bay Regional Council by-election. Ahead of polling day on December 4, here's our guide to the candidates...…

Local News   •   26-11-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Call to make small steps to save lives

Sue and Lloyd Clarke never expected to be at the forefront of the fight against domestic and family violence but the horrific loss of their daughter and grandchildren in February last year now drives them to advocate for change. They spoke at the Zonta Club of Redcliffe breakfast this week.…

Local News   •   26-11-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Dolphins reveal first big-name recruit

The Dolphins NRL franchise has made an explosive launch to its recruitment campaign by landing a big fish in two-time NRL premiership winner Felise Kaufusi.…

Your free local community newspaper, home delivered fortnightly.

Read Latest Edition

Close