"When I joined The Roost, a community of independent creatives, it didn’t take me long to realize how it originated. Just like many other businesses in Hunter St Mall, The Roost only came to existence after support from a major revitalization movement that took place in the area almost a decade ago.
Marcus Westbury, an ordinary man with an extraordinary idea founded Renew Newcastle; an organization that solved the problem of an empty Central Business District. The mural utilizes his likeness in front of a photograph of historic Hunter St Mall from the University of Newcastle’s Ralph Snowball Collection. These elements are placed in conjunction with psychedelic patterns to symbolize a vivid era of revival.
This mural aims to recognize the effort of all those involved, encourage revolutionary ideas and, of course, beautify the city of Newcastle. It has been made possible thanks to the support of The Roost."
- Shehzar Abro (Pakistan) | shehzarsart.com | @shehzarsart
Music by bensound.com
Read more about the mural project here: theroostcreative.com.au/revitalised-hunter-st-mural/