ANNA Bay has a new look thanks to two local artists Rhys Fabris and Nick Stuart.
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The once blank brick wall adjacent to an empty overgrown block in the main street area of Anna Bay has been given new life.
The stunning artwork features a theme around the surf culture, lifestyle and natural assets of Anna Bay.
Nick Stuart told News Of The Area, “The artwork is about expressing our gratitude to the local environment and what it means to live in Anna Bay with its beautiful wildlife and surf culture.”
Nick and Rhys believe that the artwork is also a statement about pride of place for Anna Bay locals.
It is a year since Nick Stuart completed the artwork of whales which is featured on the opposite side of the street on the Vinnies building and now Anna Bay has another statement artwork.
The artwork took over 200 hours to complete and evolved in what the artists described as a roller coaster journey.
They hope that the dynamic artwork has something for everyone from the koalas and vibrant lorikeet to the whales tale and Kombi.
They believe that Anna Bay has more available old buildings perfect for graffiti and art murals which amplify the buildings architecture.
There are more blank spaces in Anna Bay that Rhys and Nick would like to turn into statement placemaking artworks and they are seeking support from business and the community to help fund their artworks which have the potential to put Anna Bay on the map as a must visit art destination adding to its attractions of the beaches and dunes.
The artists donated both their time and the materials to create the mural which now enhances the streetscape of Anna Bay.
In summing up Rhys Fabris said, “Gratitude is the attitude, and flourish serenity.”
By Marian SAMPSON