South Hobart Platypus Mural Project
A special thank you to the generous folk who supported the crowdfunding campaign for this project. Without you this project would not be possible!
Later this year nationally renowned contemporary artist Jimmy D-V-ate will create a 10m x 3m platypus mural in downtown South Hobart, right in the the heart of the Hobart Rivulet catchment area.
Aside from being a beautiful piece of art that will enrich our community, the mural will celebrate the presence of platypus in the Hobart Rivulet, and serve as a prominent daily reminder of the need to care for our urban waterways.
A giant platypus painting needs a giant wall
The search begins for a suitable large, prominent wall in South Hobart, close to the rivulet.November, 2020
Mural wall secured in downtown SoHo
The building wall on the corner of Wynyard and Macquarie Streets is secured for the platypus mural. Highly visible to car, bike and foot traffic, we couldn't have asked for a better location!
Many thanks to Bear with Me Cafe owners Alicia and Viv for their generous support of this project.February, 2021
We began approaching artists both in Tasmania and interstate with an interest in conservation and experience in large scale murals.March-April, 2021
CoH Planning Exemption obtained
We were relieved to obtain an planning exemption from the City of Hobart.May, 2021
Jimmy DVate locked in as artist!
We couldn't believe it when nationally renowned contemporary artist Jimmy DVate agreed to create our SoHo platypus mural.
Without delay we put paid the concept/design deposit.May, 2021
Crowdfunding campaign successful!
Nervously we launched a crowdfunding campaign for the mural on chuffed.org. Would other people share our passion for this mural?
The campaign reached its target in one week thanks to the kind hearted and generous support of many, including my mum. Thank you!July, 2021
Mural Design finalized
The mural design will be finalized during August-September.August-September 2021
Platypus Mural Painted
A year after the search for a suitable wall started, the SoHo Platypus Mural will finally be painted!
Why now? With longer daylight hours and milder temperatures, early Summer was chosen as the best time to paint the platypus mural in sunny old Ho-town.
Jimmy estimates it will take one week to paint.November-December, 2021
Platypus MURAL WALL OF FAME
Thank you to these generous supporters for making the South Hobart Platypus Mural Project possible.
Rachel, Colette, Honey and Pepper Andrew
Arthur, Felix and Alfie Wessing
Michael and Mally RIP 18 March 2021 Parer
Caleb South Hobart Pharmacy
Jennifer van Dijk
John Lahey Christine Ludford