REVIVE public art

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REVIVE, our public art project, will see five murals painted live during the 2020 festival.

This mural art event will kick start the festival’s promotion of public art in the region. And we will be making a real contribution. New artworks being created this year will celebrate the strength, vitality and beauty of our communities in the wake of the devastating summer bushfires.

REVIVE will be curated and led by professional artists Tim De Haan (Phibs) who has a long connection to the region through family ties in Narooma. Watch out in Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma for some amazing new murals coming to a wall near you!

Each mural will celebrate the resilience of our communities in the face of the devastating 2020 Black Summer bushfires. Funding comes courtesy of the Eurobodalla Disaster Relief Fund established by Council in January to support the community in recovery. The murals will be an enduring community asset and celebrate our favourite places.

River of Art has partnered with the Business and Tourism Chamber in Batemans Bay and the Business Chambers in Moruya and Narooma for the painting of four murals. The fifth is being created in partnership with the Narooma Oyster Festival at the site of their annual event.

Watch murals being painted

Come along and watch these large scale public artworks emerge from walls. Download the map or jot down the following locations:

  • Corner of North and Perry Streets, carpark entry, Batemans Bay
  • Promenade Plaza, eastern laneway, Batemans Bay
  • Moruya Pharmacy, corner of Vulcan and Church Streets, Moruya
  • Lighthouse Surgery (at the roundabout), 80 Princes Highway, Narooma
  • Public amenity block, Quota Park, 19 Riverside Drive, Woogonga Inlet, Narooma
  • Mountain View Farm, 11 Mount Dromedary Trail, Tilba Tilba

This event is outdoors, readily accessible, and CoVid-safe. So come on down, enjoy the stunning spring weather, and take a peek as artists wield their paint and brushes.

We will document the murals as they emerge and post images and videos here on our website. So even if you can’t make it to one of the sites – you can visit them virtually.

Artists

Artist’s details can be found on our website. Each has been specially commissioned for the location and will create a unique artwork for their specific site.

Tim De Haan (Phibs) has been prominent in the Australian Street art scene for 30 years and his work can be found throughout Australia and internationally. Tim will be curating REVIVE, working across the project, and will also be working on two murals in Narooma. Tim has designed and will paint the Lighthouse Surgery building mural. He will also work with renowned indigenous artist Cheryl Overton who has designed the second Narooma mural which will celebrate the indigenous importance of Wagonga Inlet, Gulaga and the rock oyster as a source of food. Tim has worked with Cheryl before, on the mural at Narooma Swimming Pool.

Public art trail

Tell us where you are creating a piece of public art, or your favourite public art site, and we will add your site into the Public Art Trail to be posted here on our website soon.  Email details of the artwork location and a photo to riverofartinc@gmail.com.

Meanwhile, watch out Batemans Bay, Moruya, Narooma and Tilba Tilba there will soon be an amazing new mural or two near you.  Each will celebrate the resilience and renewal of our communities in the face of the devastating 2020 bushfires.

Tim De Haan (Phibs) REVIVE curator and artist

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