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From birds to platypus

THE artist who brought life to birds on Wedderburn’s acclaimed Birds Eye View murals has now turned to creative hand to the platypus.

Jimmy Dvate has just finished a commission painting of the Hobart Rivulet platypus on a mural in South Hobart.

Locals raised funds for the mural on a cafe wall.

According to the latest Australian Geographic magazine, Dvate said: “It’s so special that these platypus are living less than 10 minutes from the middle of the city,”

“I also had the privilege of spending a few hours with the star of the wall which I’ll never forget. It was a real honour and privilege to get to spend a few hours in the rivulet with my first wild platypus. An unforgettable experience, and such a cool coincidence that it was also the same platy I used as reference for the mural.”

Dvate’s Wedderburn murals were officially unveiled last year with the centrepiece at the town’s Uniting Church featuring the yellow tufted honeyeater, variegated fairy wren, purple crowned lorikeet and blue-faced honeyeater.

Wedderburn’s mural committee is now raising funds to illuminate the murals at night.


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