Launceston's Animal Medical Centre commissions pet street art | photos, video

It won’t be long until artist Josh Foley has completed his pet-inspired mural at the Animal Medical Centre.

Launceston’s latest piece of street art was commissioned by the veterinary practice to cover “a very ugly wall that was always getting graffitied” said business partner David Allan.

Mr Foley said the piece was a good warm-up ahead of Sheffield’s Mural Fest where he will be one of the artists.

“Most of the time I am focused on working in my studio with easel-based things but it’s nice to be out and about,” he said.

A LICK OF PAINT: Artist Josh Foley working on his mural on the outside of the Launceston Animal Medical Centre. The piece was commissioned to liven-up the front of the veterinary practice. Picture: Neil Richardson

A LICK OF PAINT: Artist Josh Foley working on his mural on the outside of the Launceston Animal Medical Centre. The piece was commissioned to liven-up the front of the veterinary practice. Picture: Neil Richardson

“It does have its own sense of gratification because it’s on a structure and I’m interested in paintings as objects … when it comes to painting on a building it’s like the ultimate kind of sculptural premise and I was really excited by it.”

The Launceston artist said the work contrasts the hyper-real animals with the surreal and is designed to move along the space almost rhythmically.

The entire process, including more detail and colour to come, will take about two weeks.

The Examiner, Launceston