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It is a colourful mural featuring three rosellas on a branch, one upside down, another perched upright and a third coming in to land.\n\n\"Art is not a sideline; this is my passion\", stated CRISP after the work was completed.\n\n"}]},{"address":"4-12 Cinders Ln","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FFt24aQ33Pj9FKV4tq8MS%2Ftts_4.mp3?alt=media&token=de16d6f9-24a8-4edf-86cc-b08a8e747281","placeId":"ChIJqSPYodqfn2sR_3Ioco1rGZU","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.16380842344756338,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-30.514081459359474,"longitude":151.66573545},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FFt24aQ33Pj9FKV4tq8MS%2FSilly_Pear_Council%20shed.jpg?alt=media&token=943b933b-f334-4a23-b72e-34f0cd1c43fe"},{"type":"text","content":"The Council's maintenance shed is home to street art by Silly Pear. \n\nCreated with the assistance of students from Guyra Central School in 2018."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FFt24aQ33Pj9FKV4tq8MS%2FArtist%2C%20students%20and%20coordinator.JPG?alt=media&token=e3ac65d8-1cb8-45fd-9eaf-b9ac251c5868"}]},{"address":"Armidale Regional Council","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FFt24aQ33Pj9FKV4tq8MS%2Ftts_5.mp3?alt=media&token=11cf8cff-b17c-4a6c-81a9-4680be2b358b","placeId":"ChIJhU42p9qfn2sRryk140wE5H0","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.16380842344756338,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-30.514670409359706,"longitude":151.66572899999994},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FFt24aQ33Pj9FKV4tq8MS%2F20230321_132040.jpg?alt=media&token=13474e31-be13-41e9-bab9-3d3dd92499c6"},{"type":"text","content":"Head towards Council's administration building to see another stunning outdoor collaboration by artists **CRISP** and **Silly Pear**."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FFt24aQ33Pj9FKV4tq8MS%2FARC%20CAB%20Building%20mural-1.jpg?alt=media&token=c9a2cbd0-5043-4f82-bdec-c5f895c9af59"}]},{"address":"Armidale Regional Council","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FFt24aQ33Pj9FKV4tq8MS%2Ftts_6.mp3?alt=media&token=72a67c96-abff-4b93-8c97-14e9bd55b20d","placeId":"ChIJhU42p9qfn2sRryk140wE5H0","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.16380842344756338,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-30.514670409359706,"longitude":151.66572899999994},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FFt24aQ33Pj9FKV4tq8MS%2FARC%20Vent%20May%202024%20-%20J%20OHanlon.jpg?alt=media&token=a57c4030-2204-4af6-939a-c906cea1fd94"},{"type":"text","content":"The Council building is home to a large vent painted in 2024 by artist, James O'Hanlon. The artwork features a platypus, tadpole and tardigrade - animals renowned for their resilience and reliance on water.\n\nThe project was delivered via the New England North West Regional Science Hub with funding from the In Situ Science.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FFt24aQ33Pj9FKV4tq8MS%2F1000020861.jpg?alt=media&token=6a698605-bd7d-4b01-b29a-6602112ae0d2"}]},{"address":"Goldfish Bowl Bakery","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FFt24aQ33Pj9FKV4tq8MS%2Ftts_7.mp3?alt=media&token=251ebbfb-8388-4af7-92b1-fd31859dac3e","placeId":"ChIJZc_-LdCfn2sR1flpk4LzkJY","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.16380842344756338,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-30.5142437593595,"longitude":151.66293835000002},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FFt24aQ33Pj9FKV4tq8MS%2FCRISP%20Goldfish%20bowl.jpg?alt=media&token=d054df3d-9a32-4491-af3e-04c2814c5485"},{"type":"text","content":"Wander past the famous Goldfish Bowl Bakery and you'll see a mural on the corner by artist CRISP, who moved to Armidale as a teenager.\n\nCRISP said his love of street art blossomed when he was travelling and living overseas especially when he was based in the UK.\n\n\"I was stumbling upon Banksy's works in London and Bristol, this ignited my interest in street art technique of stencils,\" CRISP said.\n\n\"It was not only the aesthetic of the style that I was drawn to but the strong socio-political messages this type of urban art could portray and message it could send to the viewer. My practise of all forms of street art really took off when I was based in Bogota, Colombia. This city has a rich culture of urban art that I immersed myself in. I lived and painted there for eight years and loved being part of the scene.\"\n\n"},{"type":"link","title":"Instagram","content":"https://www.instagram.com/crispstreetart/"}]},{"address":"Armidale Framing & Art Supplies Gallery 126","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FFt24aQ33Pj9FKV4tq8MS%2Ftts_8.mp3?alt=media&token=f8cbeb4e-360e-4db5-ab04-ade7d8ac1056","placeId":"ChIJv2kLLNCfn2sRNQbwIzJ_xVo","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.16380842344756338,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-30.51431680935953,"longitude":151.66292620000002},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FFt24aQ33Pj9FKV4tq8MS%2FSilly%20Pear%20126%20a.jpg?alt=media&token=45db6b22-91a1-4eea-a122-7fd193b99abf"},{"type":"text","content":"Street art by Silly Pear decorates the outside of Gallery 126 on Jessie St.\n\n\"It was great to be able to paint for such a great local business and wonderful people. \"\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FFt24aQ33Pj9FKV4tq8MS%2FSilly%20Pear%20126%20creation.jpg?alt=media&token=03b2a5c2-3dd8-4d7c-a60c-3cd07502dde4"}]},{"address":"City Centre Motel Armidale","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FFt24aQ33Pj9FKV4tq8MS%2Ftts_9.mp3?alt=media&token=75085aeb-d237-43a3-b0b5-56d723b0b44d","placeId":"ChIJ35x3vs-fn2sRl5-h_6aYkCQ","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.16380842344756338,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-30.516686609360445,"longitude":151.66382445},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FFt24aQ33Pj9FKV4tq8MS%2FJules%20Harris%20Young%20Amazon.jpg?alt=media&token=71fae82b-581c-475b-a457-bb287987319d"},{"type":"text","content":"The western wall of the motel, facing Barney Street, highlights the work of multidisciplinary artist Sarah Hickey, who created a large scale mural in 2019 to honour the first all-female fire brigade in Australia, ‘The Amazons’, who operated in Armidale between 1901 – 1905. They were Captained by Minnie Webb, featured in the mural.\n\n"},{"type":"link","title":"Website","content":"https://sarahhickey.com.au/"}]},{"address":"UNE Regional Archives & Heritage Centre","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FFt24aQ33Pj9FKV4tq8MS%2Ftts_10.mp3?alt=media&token=f3e6aa0a-29ca-4def-8be5-b43e1efe9d74","placeId":"ChIJ8xgrhJCfn2sRldy2R_FZqDc","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.16380842344756338,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-30.523507859362986,"longitude":151.66167174999998},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FFt24aQ33Pj9FKV4tq8MS%2FTeachers%20college%202.jpg?alt=media&token=48eef119-fc37-46d5-9164-ae8f0877b7ba"},{"type":"text","content":"Walk south along Dangar Street, past the University Heritage Centre and New England Conservatorium of Music to your left."}]},{"address":"New England Regional Art Museum","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FFt24aQ33Pj9FKV4tq8MS%2Ftts_11.mp3?alt=media&token=462b4671-deae-4d74-b730-a431f108b2f2","placeId":"ChIJX6nuBMifn2sRAVi0aiNSgIU","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.16380842344756338,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-30.5251457093636,"longitude":151.66484690000001},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FFt24aQ33Pj9FKV4tq8MS%2FSilly%20Pear%20neram.PNG?alt=media&token=e4924076-7fd0-4745-9dad-69aaceee4894"},{"type":"text","content":"Facing the entrance on the museum's Whisper Wall is a mural by artist Charlie Nivison, aka Silly Pear. Charlie grew up in Walcha and spent a lot of his childhood visiting Armidale on weekends to play sport and visit NERAM.\n\nThe mural is Charlie's personal favourite work and his most recognised. \"I love being able to talk and connect with the community whilst painting and hearing what it means to them as everyone has a different opinion and everyone sees something different in the work, especially in today's social media environment its special to connect in person with the people who will be living with your art,\" states Charlie.\n\n"},{"type":"link","title":"Instagram","content":"https://www.instagram.com/sillypear/"}]},{"address":"New England Regional Art Museum","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FFt24aQ33Pj9FKV4tq8MS%2Ftts_12.mp3?alt=media&token=541adf21-9120-4548-ade1-765123fe6ecf","placeId":"ChIJX6nuBMifn2sRAVi0aiNSgIU","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.16380842344756338,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-30.5251457093636,"longitude":151.66484690000001},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FFt24aQ33Pj9FKV4tq8MS%2FSilly%20Pear%20Community%20Garden.jpg?alt=media&token=a674e5ff-0c00-4c2d-b3c7-3fdcb530fa41"},{"type":"text","content":"Another outdoor mural is only 100 metres away. Walk through the museum carpark, down the grassy hill, cross the creek, and to the right there's a 10 metre high former tennis practice wall. Here you'll find a magnificant mural by Silly Pear, painted in 2017 for the annual Black Gully Festival.\n\n\"The first day I had around 20 kids aged 10 -22 come and take part in putting together a large scale artwork. It was a great experience and the kids got really involved and worked as a team which was great to see.\""},{"type":"text","content":"\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FFt24aQ33Pj9FKV4tq8MS%2FSilly%20Pear%20Black%20Gully%20with%20kids.jpg?alt=media&token=8e231f7e-1e2d-4659-8414-e95d50c29b53"},{"type":"link","title":"Instagram","content":"https://www.instagram.com/sillypear/"}]}]
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