· By tara strong

The Story of Big Frog

Based on ‘The Story of Big Frog’ from BREZANIA, the mural will represent the confluence between Big Frog, a character who follows his dreams from growing up in a little pond to performing all around the world, and Murrumbeena’s Indigenous roots and its previously swampy landscape.

Big Frog’s adventures will be inscribed on a panel as part of the installation and Breslin hopes the inspirational story of Big Frog will inspire and help lift community spirits in Murrumbeena and its surrounds.

As well as providing a focal point of interest and colour, Big Frog’s journey will resonate with young and old, as well as mirroring the story of some of the ‘Big Frogs’ that grew up in Murrumbeena, the quiet, friendly, community-oriented village that takes pride in its slower pace. Murrumbeena has been the ‘little pond’ which nurtured the likes of artists such as Merric and Arthur Boyd, musician Nick Cave, Olympian Phillip Tracey and a number of AFL stars, before they took their leaps into the international spotlight.