In February 2013, artists Geoffrey Carran and Rowena Martinich were commissioned by the Chameleon Arts Collective of Balmoral to transform a bare and drab wall located in Glendinning Street, Balmoral into an artistic representation and celebration of the town.

What ensued was nothing short of spectacular.Β  For two weeks Rowena and Geoffrey artfully changed the scape of the wall.Β  Watch below as the transformation takes place and listen as locals and the artists themselves share the stories and inspiration behind the mural.Β  A mural which was and still is wholeheartedly cherished by the town and revered by the region.

Do you love it’s bold, abstract background, with it’s layered colours and myriad of drips and splashes, or the detailed larger-than-life flora and fauna, inspired by species endemic to the Balmoral region?

Discover more about Balmoral here, and don’t forget to tag @visitgreaterhamilton when you get your Instagrammable selfie in front of the mural!

We’ve also featured the mural in an inspiring little micro-video hosted on our Inspired By Locals page – enjoy!