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The Koala House


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It was a great pleasure to spend a week painting this giant Koala on the side of my daughters nursery in my home town of Malmesbury in the UK. The idea had been brewing with Karen and Steve of K&S Childcare fame since my Malmesbury 'Graffiti Zoo' project in 2014. A fantastic wall three sides in total measuring 25ft high by around 35ft wide. Very pleased with the results and more importantly the kids all love it.

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A couple of progress photos of the Koala help show the scale. These ones taken from the first days painting. 


The effect street art can have always amazes me when social media gets rolling. The final image with the litte girl was my most succesful ever when published on facebook with over 500 likes and a whopping 330 shares. So chuffed to get this immediate great feedback. The Koala also got a huge share on instagram with over 1.2million viewers on instagrafite. Not to mention a brief Radio interview with BBC Wiltshire and articles including a front page feature in the Gazette and Herald, Western Daily Press and the Standard.

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I made nine Koalas on pieces of english ash to help pay for the paint for the main outdoor piece. Each one is signed, titled and dated 'Tree Hug 2015.' At time of publishing this post I have four left for sale in the STENCIL SHED SHOP CLICK HERE