I was commissioned by AMP Capital Shopping Centres in conjunction with The Inner West Council to create a public mural for the new development of Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre.
The current building site son the site of the iconic Vicars Mill.
The mural installation is a celebration of the site, the Vicars Mill, the suburb of Marrickville and its rich history as well as the people of the area, both past and present.
The artwork pays homage to the original Indigenous inhabitants of the land and area and it also symbolises the generations of people who kept the site running for so many years.
The idea was to create a contemporary piece using a combination of imagery and typography that reflects the vast history of the site but also looks to the future and hopefully provides inspiration for a younger generation who will, in their time, have an influence on the area as well.
A special thank you must go out to the Vicars family for allowing me the freedom to create this piece. It was an honour to be able to add my own stamp on such a historic site in Sydney.
Photos: Billy Zammit
Paint Supply: Taubmans & MTN Australia