Nothing kills one’s creative flow more than a boring, bland work environment. When we settled into our new Unanderra office space in January of this year, we were faced with a 116SQM concrete warehouse and a 49SQM empty mezzanine. Essentially, we had a blank canvas of white and grey walls that were screaming for a splash of colour. To help breathe new life into our workplace and transform the characterless walls to a bright, colour bomb of chic design, we reached out to local artists Claire Foxton and Sion Gruffydd of Kraken Kreative to work their magic. Oozing with energy, Claire and Sion collaborated on a design that was bright, cheerful and evoked a feeling of true happiness. 

Claire enjoyed using our warehouse space in an interesting way. She explains; “I had fun working with the colours in your logo. The background was achieved with many washes of thinned down paint, to create a layered and painterly vibe – almost like watercolour”.

Taking inspiration from the natural landscape, the mural features plants that you would find in native and tropical gardens such as banksias, a black cockatoo, a bumble bee and butterflies. The plants were mainly chosen for their interesting leaf or flower shapes which add a textural interest to the overall design. To hero the Shaw Landscape Group company vision, we wanted to interlace the words  ‘A space in nature for everyone’ as part of the interior mural. Each letter has been carefully hand painted by Sion from Kraken Kreative using his classic sign painting expertise and font type.

Check out our splendid gallery of photos and timelapse video to watch the amazing works of art come to life.

  • Shaw Landscape Group office warehouse in Unanderra mural artist painting by Claire Foxton
  • Close up Shaw Landscape Group office warehouse in Unanderra mural artist painting by Claire Foxton
  • detailed painting Shaw Landscape Group office warehouse in Unanderra mural artist painting by Claire Foxton
  • wall space visual Shaw Landscape Group office warehouse in Unanderra mural artist painting by Claire Foxton
  • Sion from Kraken Kreative getting ready to paint lettering on office mural for Shaw Landscape Group in Unanderra
  • Sion from Kraken Kreative getting ready to paint lettering and etch our design on office mural for Shaw Landscape Group in Unanderra
  • Close up letting by Sion from Kraken Kreative for Shaw Landscape Group office mural in Wollongong