New Mural in Tugun
WORDS: Rosie Ball PHOTOGRAPHY Supplied
A new mural in Tugun has caught the eye of Gold Coasters – but the story behind the 40m wall will leave you speechless.
Aged care and disability provider Feros Care have designed and painted a new mural on the Gold Coast Highway, adjacent to the Tugun Community Village Hall, with the help of renowned international street artist Davey McElvenny (aka Teazer).
The wall was a feature piece during the 2018 Commonwealth Games. However, due to recent vandalism, it has now been transformed into a colourful, pop-art-style artwork to highlight Feros Cares’ Grow Bold brand ambassadors, like quadriplegic world adaptive surf champion Barney Miller.
Another special portrait on the far-right of the wall is Feros Care aged care resident Nina Marzi, who is 100 years old.
“When you get to my age, you don’t expect a groovy street artist to paint your face on a wall,” Nina Marzi says.
“However, the amazing Teazer has, and I am overwhelmed and in love with it. It looks fantastic and I hope Gold Coasters head down to Tugun to visit it.
“I am definitely enjoying my golden olden years with Feros Care.”
Renowned international street artist Teazer says Feros Care are leaders in community engagement and their work, like this artwork, celebrated fellowship, richness of life and people feeling supported and loved.
“It was great to create a beautiful piece of art,” he says.
“It’s been rewarding to be a positive role model for him, encouraging his talents and ambitions for street art and watching him make positive and healthy changes.”
Teazer spent more than 20 hours on the project from Saturday, July 10 to Tuesday, July 13.
“I am glad I met Teazer, he is a great friend and mentor. We are now planning our next colourful project.”
Feros Care spokeswoman Tarnya Sim says the agency is excited to show off their new Grow Bold mural to locals and holidaymakers.
“It’s beautiful, just like our clients,” she says.
The mural on the corner of Coolangatta Road and Boyd Street is also resistant to graffiti.
To check out more of Teazer’s artwork, head to @_teazer_ or www.feroscare.com.au