This reimagined Sunshine Coast landmark sits atop the headland cliffs, providing spectacular views of Mooloolaba, Mount Coolum and Kawana Beach.The captivating mural features iconic local marine life including whales and turtles, as well as the native Richmond Birdwing Butterfly and yachts that can often be seen sailing in the waters off Mooloolaba. The 17-metre high artwork, Subsurface, fits its surroundings perfectly and can be viewed from land, sea and air.
A black cockatoo, with vibrant orange, blue and black plumage, soars across the top of this mural on the iconic water tower. Titled Symbiosis, it depicts the balance in the environment. While the cockatoo is known to signify rain, the Xanthorea bush covering the base was traditionally used to start fire. Together they symbolise the regeneration of the local area. The Kallangur, Petrie, Murrumba Downs, Kurwongbah and Dakabin communities were instrumental in choosing the design.
Drawing inspiration from Bribie Island’s marine life and waterways, this mural depicts the thriving aquatic life that is unique to the island - the native turtles that return each year, lush seagrass beds and sunrays shining through the water, providing a glimpse into the paradise just below the water’s surface. Chosen by residents and business operators, the artwork highlights the region’s delicate ecosystem and important balance needed for humans to live in harmony with nature.
Local resident and artist Colin Passmore regularly drove past this water reservoir and thought the structure would make a great canvas. This mural depicts a stand of Melaleuca trees, commonly known as paperbark trees. The artwork, titled ‘Peregian Sand’ was a clear favourite of local residents, who had a vision for an artwork that would camouflage the water tower into the surrounding native vegetation.
Local artist Bianca Beetson was commissioned to work with the Kabi Kabi community to design and paint this public artwork, which features its animal namesake in rich tones of purple, green and blue. The site was one of the last functioning Aboriginal camps on the Sunshine Coast, and the design reflects the ancient and sacred connection of indigenous people to the Duck Holes Creek area and the Sunshine Coast region more broadly.
This ‘traffic-stopping’ mural captures the tranquillity and natural beauty of Caloundra, depicting its native flora and fauna. The designers took inspiration from creation stories told by Maroochy Barambah, a songwoman of Aboriginal tribe the Turrbal people. Locals drive past the familiar kookaburra, sitting front and centre of the mural alongside vibrant plumeria flowers, as they go about their day. Local resident Julie Robson, who passed away in 2014, actively campaigned to have the artwork commissioned.
Local school students and residents helped to finish this colourful nature scene on the Ferny Hill water reservoir. The mural reflects the flora and fauna of the local area including green tree frogs, possums, black and white magpies and pink galahs.
This artwork reflects Bribie Island’s beach culture and the families that have chosen the island as their home, celebrating the community’s unique connectedness. The mural depicts a typical afternoon at Woorim Beach with young children playing on the shoreline, under the careful supervision of a lifesaver. A Honeyeater bird perched on a Grevillia branch reflects the flora and fauna of the local area, while a boat sails on the ocean in the background.
Located close to the old Wamuran train station, this pump station was transformed into an amazing piece of art featuring a steam train, pineapples and bananas, reflecting the town’s unique rail and agricultural history. Vibrant red, green, yellow and blue colours have turned the pump station into a bright mural that the local community and visitors can enjoy.
This 25-metre-high mural celebrates the ANZAC spirit, featuring a young girl in a WWI nurse’s uniform and the silhouette of an Australian soldier illuminated against a rising sun. The design reflects the special history of the site, the original house next door used by intelligence agencies during WWII and the adjacent Fernhill Village a former veterans home during the 1950s.
Beachmere was our 17th artwork delivered across our service network. The Brightsiders completed the tower’s transformation in late May 2021, coinciding with the community's 150th-anniversary celebration of the seaside town. The design features a colourful display of local wildlife, highlighting the yellow-tailed black cockatoo and capturing the community appeal of Beachmere.