Artist Scott Marsh, who has previously painted the likes of Kanye West, George Michael and Tony Abbott on Aussie streets, has created the Nollsie masterpiece in the suburb of Cronulla, and it’s already got the thumbs up from Nollsie.
Nollsie tells Music Feeds he was surprised when he first saw the mural.
“Having lived in the shire for over 15 years, I was shocked when I drove through Cronulla and saw my mug on a giant wall,” he says.
“Very flattered and blown away by the artist choosing to immortalise me. I might have to bring back the flavour savour! With my tour kicking off tonight in Sydney it was a cool way to start the tour.”
Meanwhile, in a statement to Music Feeds, Scott Marsh says, “Nambour has the big pineapple, Ballina has the big prawn.. I woke up one morning last week and thought the Shire needs a giant Nollsie.”
The mural — a recreation of that iconic photo of Noll displaying his Southern Cross chest tattoo — is being brought to life in Wilbar lane, behind the El Sol Tortillaria Mexican restaurant.
Nollsie kicks off his national tour behind new album Unbroken in Sydney tonight, before performing in Dapto, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Check out a photo and a video of the Nollsie mural, below.