Monday 24 October 2016


This mural is to be found in Bayview St, close to High St in Northcote, on top of the hill. I have previously shown photos of the same building (the Telstra Exchange) in 2013, when the walls had an Alice in Wonderland themed coverage. Alice doesn't live there any more, the tags and random graffiti destroyed those murals. Now in Bayview St we have this lovely kookaburra and some script in a rather angular (and illegible) graffiti font.

The street artist who created this is DVATE, whose webpage can be found here. On this page you can find more examples of the art as well as the graffiti text, self-summed up as: "...Developed and varies his own unique graffiti font and has ridiculously good photo-realistic skills..."

I have also shown another mural by DVATE on this blog and you can find it here.

This post is part of the Monday Mellow Yellows meme,
and also part of the Monday Murals meme,
and also part of the Blue Monday meme,
and also part of the Through my Lens meme,
and also part of the Seasons meme.


  1. Amazing work and really makes the area look so much nicer.

  2. What a fine mural this is. Love its realism.

  3. Wow! That's a giant kookaburra. Very nicely done.

  4. The kookaburra is really "great" . The graffiti a bit less. Thanks for showing.

  5. Hi Nick, I am so amazed at the wonderful painting of the bird. Dvate is very talented. I am not a big fan of graffiti but it has it's place...especially in this place.
    Have a great week and thanks for always being a very nice part of my Blue Monday blog party.

  6. Interesting blend of styles this artist has! Have to admit -I'm still processing my like or dislike as I'm writing this ...obviously he has talent:) Thank you much for sharing this with ALL SEASONS! - and for challenging my status quo:):)

  7. So that's what a kookaburra looks like! Wonderful work. The font flummoxes me too. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

  8. Cool! - Love the intense look on the birds face.

  9. Great colours in this beautiful street mural. Love how the kookaburra's beak seems to point to the street corner.


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