I was commissioned to design & install a 5 story mural that was to be 'the face of’ the award-winning "8 Phillip Street" development and the key art installation of the main entrance of the soon-to-be-built luxury 55 storey, start of the art QT high-rise.

Truth be told, there was alot of doubt going into this project I simply didn’t know if I could paint that big as it was twice the size of anything that I had done before - not to mention being absolutely terrified of heights....

“𝘐𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘮 𝘞𝘰𝘰𝘥𝘴 𝘉𝘢𝘨𝘰𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘤 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥-𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳, 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝟹𝟷𝟺 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘦, 𝘵𝘸𝘰 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘦𝘦-𝘣𝘦𝘥𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘮 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘧𝘪𝘨𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴, 𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘰𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘴. ⁣⁣

𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘶𝘹𝘶𝘳𝘺 𝟻𝟻-𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘺 𝘩𝘪𝘨𝘩-𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘸𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘳𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘣𝘰𝘪𝘥 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘤 𝘨𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘴 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘧𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘯𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘢 𝘙𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘴, 𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘺𝘥𝘯𝘦𝘺 𝘊𝘉𝘋 𝘴𝘬𝘺𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦. ⁣⁣

𝘈𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘢’𝘴 𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘲𝘶𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘭 𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘥, 𝘘𝘛 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝟾 𝘗𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘱 𝘚𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘵 𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘭 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦, 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘶𝘯𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘶𝘭𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘚𝘱𝘢 𝘘 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘮𝘴.”⁣⁣

There was plenty of shaking and second-guessing but we got it done and I couldn't be more proud looking back - I seriously cannot be more thankful or grateful for the opportunity. Thank you so much Authority Creative, QT, Coronation Property & everyone else that made this project a reality and huge success that It was.

Update: The campaign since took out the ‘REA Marketing Campaign of the Year’ award! Stoked!!!

(Side note: How small the church (which is directly next to the mural) is in the final photo/mock)

Steen Jones tattoo street artist Australia Authority Creative PS I love you Sydney
Steen Jones tattoo street artist Australia Authority Creative PS I love you Sydney
Steen Jones tattoo street artist Australia Authority Creative PS I love you Sydney
Steen Jones tattoo street artist Australia Authority Creative PS I love you Sydney
Steen Jones tattoo street artist Australia Authority Creative PS I love you Sydney
Steen Jones tattoo street artist Australia Authority Creative PS I love you Sydney
Steen Jones tattoo street artist Australia Authority Creative PS I love you Sydney
Steen Jones tattoo street artist Australia Authority Creative PS I love you Sydney
Steen Jones tattoo street artist Australia Authority Creative PS I love you Sydney
Steen Jones tattoo street artist Australia Authority Creative PS I love you Sydney
Steen Jones tattoo street artist Australia Authority Creative PS I love you Sydney
Steen Jones tattoo street artist Australia Authority Creative PS I love you Sydney
Steen Jones tattoo street artist Australia Authority Creative PS I love you Sydney

Location: Sydney, Australia

Photography: Billy Zammit


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