Not every artist can say there work will be on show to the public forever – but Jess Fesic can.
The Minto artist has just finished a huge mural in Bradbury, at the underpass near Apex Park.
Ms Fesic is part of the Campbelltown Art Centre’s Little Orange studio, for local artists with disabilities.
She herself has a learning disability, but doesn’t let that get in the way of her art.
The Bradbury mural is being unveiled to mark International Day of People with Disability. Ms Fesic is proud she was selected to paint the underpass.
“I’m glad that I’ve got this stepping stone and I’m appreciative of the help of the Campbelltown Arts Centre for giving me this opportunity,” she said. “Surprisingly, a lot of people were really impressed with the mural and I wasn’t hassled or anything while I was painting. Everyone was really supportive.”
Ms Fesic said creating public art had been a dream for a long time and she was inspired by the works of science-fiction author H.P Lovecraft and artist Mulga.
She’s excited to see where the next phase of her art career will take her.
“It’s very rare for a woman street artist to be successful,” she said. “There’s plenty of room to grow for me, who knows where it will take me? Maybe beyond Campbelltown, maybe beyond Australia.”
Campbelltown Arts Centre director Michael Dagostino said the centre was keen to let Ms Fesic be as creative as possible.
“It was an opportunity for Jess to further her practice and give her an opportunity to work at a much bigger scale than she’s done previously,” he said.
“I’m very happy with the finished product, it’s so cool.
“It’s nice to have public art that’s free and joyful and just celebrates the place. This is a very joyful work.”