Where street art and a quaint old cottage meet: How this Eastwood home got its brightly-coloured fence

IF these walls could talk, they would tell a tale of street art, disadvantaged youth and a much-loved family home.

The front yard of the house, on Markey St, Eastwood, boasts an impressive display of street art painted by world-renowned artists Scott Coleman and Seb Humphreys, otherwise known as KAB 101 and Order 55.

On the invitation of owners Manik and Sharon Meah in 2014, the artists mentored four disadvantaged youths to help create the colourful wall mural while passing on their skills.

The backyard of the house was painted by local artist Simon Burt, also known as Store, with the help of an aspiring street artist, Keas.

Manik and Sharon Meah with the street art at their Eastwood property. Picture: Roger Wyman

Manik and Sharon Meah with the street art at their Eastwood property. Picture: Roger WymanSource:News Limited

Humphreys, who has worked on major murals across Australia, says the residential piece gave the youths involved a sense of identity.

“It is quite a brave thing to put yourself out there in the public in that sort of realm and it is great to see those guys doing that,” Humphreys says.

“It creates more and more positive stories that they have in the world, that is what it is all about.”

Mrs Meah says their door was always open to artists who were looking for a place to create their art.

Inside, the old cottage at Eastwood is as you’d expect. Picture: Harris Real Estate

Inside, the old cottage at Eastwood is as you’d expect. Picture: Harris Real EstateSource:Supplied

“We are really passionate about the arts … to offer this opportunity really meant a lot to us and it is just great to be surrounded by beautiful artwork,” Mrs Meah says.

“They are amazing, beautiful, beautiful people and it is wonderful to see them working alongside you.”

During the 2014 Fringe Festival, the house hosted an event showcasing works by emerging artists with musical performances throughout the night.

Mrs Meah, who is moving interstate with her husband, says it will be difficult to say goodbye to the house and hopes the new owners enjoy the art on their front door step.

“Just being surrounded by beautiful artwork that is being done by people who are very dear to us and we have ongoing relationships with the artists, it is very sad to see it go”

The house is on sale for $580,000.

 

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