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Geelong Advertiser - - NEWS - TESSA HAY­WARD

A HUGE mural of Jay Z and Bey­once has been painted on a wall in cen­tral Gee­long to add colour to the area.

Mel­bourne artist Danielle We­ber was com­mis­sioned to com­plete the mural and has had a lot of pos­i­tive feed­back from passers-by.

“Ev­ery­one has been re­ally pos­i­tive and they all seem to like it,” Ms We­ber said.

The mural is on the new build­ing at 12-14 Union St, owned by Kosta Drakopou­los, who was named on the Fi­nan­cial Re­view’s BRW Young Rich list last year.

Bey­once and Jay Z were cho­sen as the sub­jects af­ter Ms We­ber, who has painted for The Rock and Conor Mc­Gre­gor, did a sur­vey with her fol­low­ers.

“They are very recog­nis­able and even el­derly peo­ple walk­ing past have recog­nised them,” she said.

She said blank walls were less likely to be van­dalised with graf­fiti if art­work was put on them in­stead. It has taken her a week to com­plete the mural with it ex­pected to be fin­ished last night.

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