WATCH: Bold new street art installation brightening up Tugun

A 40-metre mural has brought a pop of colour to the Gold Coast Highway at Tugun.

Located adjacent to the Tugun Community Village Hall, the bright, pop-art-style artwork was today completed by renowned street artist Teazer (Davey McElvenny), with help from his creative protegee Jet Tiplady-Aldertona, who is an NDIS participant living with autism.

The pair were commissioned by Feros Care – a not-for-profit aged care and disability support services provider – to create the mural, which features some of the organisation’s ‘Grow Bold’ brand ambassadors.


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See a time-lapse and learn more about the mural in the video below:

“We believe in empowering people to grow bold, and to break stereotypes around aging and disability. It’s really important for us to play a role in society in breaking down those stereotypes,” Tarnya Sim, Creative Marketing Lead at Feros Care, told myGC.

“We are always about trying to build people’s capacity and to encourage them to step out. For us, we couldn’t of thought of two better people to do this project. So proud of Jet, and Teazer is just a great guy.”

Teazer has been working with Jet for 18 months, and said he has seen a great change in his confidence with social interactions and his capability to complete creative tasks.

“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,” he said.