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480 Commercial Rd, Yarram VIC 3971
MURAL Galleon Scene - Ship Inn Motel
LOCATION – 480 Commercial Rd, Yarram VIC 3971
WHY I BECAME INVOLVED – “I met Wayne and Anne when they first opened the Bull Bar in Yarram and quickly got to know them. After some discussion about Heesco and his artworks that we had seen at the Bull Bar, Jody and I decided to invite Heesco to our motel, where he painted a galleon battle scene on the front wall of the Motel.
We then commissioned Heesco to paint a huge fantastical mural that took shape over many meals and laughs as he stayed at the motel over several weeks painting here and throughout Heesco Town. Paul Frost – Ship Inn Motel Yarram
THE MURAL DESIGN – “When it came to deciding what type of art we wanted at the Ship Inn, Wayne and I initially brainstormed over glasses of whisky that became empty quickly, and inspiration struck for a bar scene. We imagined the bar filled with colourful characters such as pirates, skeletons, and a Mongolian Warrior Queen. Of course, Jody also insisted that a treasure chest would be a necessity. I was completely open to creativity and in the end we all just left it to Heesco to have free reign on the wall…and of course something magical happened as it always does when true creativity is left to fly freely.
I get excited and get goose bumps when I think about the painting. This is a wonderful piece of art I get to see every time I walk outside and is the first thing I see when I look out our bedroom window. To describe the piece is difficult, it’s like describing Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Heesco’s artwork needs to be viewed in person to experience the true depth and colour of the piece. At certain times of the day, the light changes and I can see details I had not seen before, and the painting seems to come alive.” Paul Frost – Ship Inn Motel Yarram
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