‘Drop’ has dropped!
The 5th large mural commissioned by Destination KRL (Kilbirnie, Rongotai and Lyall Bay Business Association) is a tribute to the music and philosophy of Lyall Bay band Fat Freddy's Drop.
Created by Ruth Robertson-Taylor from gorsestreetart.com this huge artwork interprets the way Fat Freddy's instrumental solos create bursts of drama. Ruth, who was given an open brief by Destination KRL, likens the sharp irregular shapes in the mural to explosions of visual noise.
Jo Morris, chair of Destination KRL, is delighted with the mural saying, “The vibrant colours of this huge artwork are a joyful sight for commuters and for visitors to the Capital – a reminder of how close we are to nature and creativity. The project is an excellent example of Kilbirnie, Rongotai and Lyall Bay businesses working together to help beautify the area. We’re sure it will make locals proud and show visitors that this part of Wellington has a distinct and positive character.”
You are invited to have a closer look at ‘Drop’ when you are next on Cobham Drive. It is on the CARTERS building next to the northern end of Wellington airport. You will see it either driving past, or travelling by foot or bike on the Cobham Drive Meridian Energy Wind Sculpture Walk.
This mural has been made possible with the support of Destination KRL, CARTERS Wellington South, Wattyl Paints and Fair and Square Building Services. Mural painting by Ruth Robertson-Taylor and
Margaret Tolland. Inspiration: Fat Freddy’s Drop.