Monthly Archives: January 2018


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


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.