Commuter Fish Mural

Commuter Fish Mural – Public Art Project commissioned by Cairns Regional Council 2017

-with India Collins


Commuter Fish is a symbolic allegory of the commuting life in our region; people on bicycles, workers traveling in cars, fish swimming in the creek.  Everything mobile, destined to be somewhere, the busy bustling movement of life.

The actual fish design is a made-up stylised representation, so as not to represent any one particular species.

The mechanical looking fish motif references the architectural construction that characterizes the Gordon Creek underpass, a reminder of the growing infrastructure in the region and the collision of both natural and man-made elements, and the delicate balance which must be respectfully obtained.

The work is a contemporary representation of flow and evolution, making the use of our thoroughfares, while paying consideration and homage to our beautiful environment.

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