Darlington Incorporated

The design was suggested in collaboration with locals throughout Darlington and Redfern with a focus on the history, stories and relationships around the site. The artwork features three main portraits that pay tribute to the youth support and education in the area:

  • The first being Aunty Beryl Van-Oploo, who lived at the house where the mural is located. She had set up hospitality courses specialising in Indigenous culture and cuisine;

  • The second being Dame Marie Bashir, the former Chancellor of the University of Sydney and Government of New South Wales; and

  • The third, students from the nearby The Settlement Neighbourhood Centre, which offers many programs for the young ones and their families.

The mural is rich in genuine community given that each of those featured in this all-female wall are renowned by locals. It also has an alternative name "Aunty Beryl's Mural". The true boss of the house though, is the small westie terrier Billy, featured on the side.

Created on May 7, 2021
372 Wilson St, Darlington NSW 2008, Australia
Hunted by Briggs Jourdan.
Pictures by Briggs Jourdan.

Marker details

Date created2021-05-07T14:00:00.000Z
Camera usedCanon EOS 200D II
Marker typeartwork