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

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