Noojee’s history and resilience celebrated through public art

Noojee’s rich timber history, unique natural environment and resilience through fire and flood are celebrated in three new murals across the town.

The Noojee Community Hall, Bennett Street Public Toilets and Mt Baw Baw Tourist Road Public Toilets have been transformed thanks to the Noojee Resilience Art Project, with commercial studio 90 Degrees Art finalising works last week.

Each mural tells a different story of Noojee and surrounding townships – from the devastating bushfires of 1926 and 1939, after which communities were rebuilt, to the thriving timber industry, timber mill and historic Noojee railway line, and finally the town’s flora, fauna and iconic river and waterfalls.

The murals can be viewed at the following addresses:

  • Noojee Public Toilets, 22 Bennett Street
  • Noojee Community Hall, 7 Henty Street
  • Noojee Public Toilets, Corner School Road and Mt Baw Baw Tourist Road

Melbourne-based graffiti artist, graphic designer, and fine artist Dan Wenn, also known as Danny Awes, used spray-paint, rollers and large brushes to create the murals over a five-week period.

Each building is completed in a photo realism style with varying levels of colour to suit its surroundings.

To inform the mural design, Dan consulted the Noojee Heritage Centre to source historic photos of Noojee.

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