Monthly Archives: January 2018

THE LAUGHING KOOKABURRA

Anyone driving along Victoria Road from the city could not have missed the new Laughing Kookaburra mural that now graces the North-west face of the building.

The mural is the handiwork of Dutch artist, Amok Island, who has developed such a fascination with Australian fauna and flora that he has now formed a base in Fremantle, Western Australia.

Amok Island draws his inspiration from the scientific illustrations that early naturalist’s once used for identification purposes. The theme of natural exploration and conservation is a strong and constant undercurrent of his artistic practice.

Bursting with beautiful colours, the warm cream and shades of browns contrast with the accents of blue and remind passer-bys of the rich, natural beauty of the Drummoyne environment.

Check out more of Amok’s work on his Instagram here

CONSTRUCTION UPDATES | JAN 2018

Just before Christmas, the builder, developer and the entire project team held a ‘topping out’ ceremony.

The topping out of a building is a long-held tradition in the building industry to celebrate when the last beam is placed atop a structure and the construction of the structure is officially complete.

The symbol of raising of a tree onto the roof can be traced back to an ancient Scandinavian religious rite that aimed to appease the tree-dwelling spirits.

The practice remains common in many countries including the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Iceland, Czech Republic and the United States.

It’s a very exciting time for all those who will be joining the Tempo community! What traditions do you think you’ll create in your new home? Let us know in the comments.