Vibrant urban street art to brighten Ocean Street precinct
  • Thursday 08 May 2014
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A collaborative street art project has seen a highly respected international artist complete a striking artwork which will add to the vibrancy of the new Ocean Street precinct in Maroochydore.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the Ocean Street Urban Art Project delivered a professional and international level artwork on walls in Maroochydore for the whole community to enjoy.

“The project was a joint initiative by Sunshine Coast Council, Analogue Digital, the Maroochydore Revitalisation Association (MRA), James Birrell Design Lab and Reeds Property Group,” Cr McKay said.

“We are very fortunate as a highly respected international artist was chosen by Analogue Digital to create the world class street-art based artwork on the privately owned walls in Maroochydore.

“The project was completed just in time for the Nights on Ocean event on Friday, May 9.

“The outcomes will also be showcased nationally in Melbourne and Brisbane at the Analogue Digital Conference, developed and led by Sunshine Coast designer Matthew Haynes.

“Council is co-funding the project to promote the Sunshine Coast Art Prize New Media Category for local emerging artists aged 15 to 30 years.

“Entries for the Art Prize close on June 9, with an application fee of $20 for any new media artwork such as a digital projection, moving image, still digital image, digital photograph, soundscape or new media installation.

Council is also leading interactive digital animation workshops led by local artist Beau Deeley and interactive street art works led by local artist David Houghton this Friday at the ‘Nights on Ocean’ event, Ocean Street, Maroochydore and next Wednesday, May 14 at the Sunshine Coast University. Participation is free and no booking required.

Artist Biography

UK artist Mr Penfold

Growing up in the rise of the digital age Mr Penfold has always had a love/hate relationship with computers. Being given a copy of Adobe illustrator some nine years ago he taught himself to use the program but very quickly started to realise that what he was creating wasn’t real. It was at this point he decided to try and make paintings that look like they could have been made by a program. For more information visit www.mrpenfold.com.