Back in November, before I went away, a friend and I ventured out to Long Branch because we had heard that there was a new Nick Sweetman mural on 30th street. Just north of Lakeshore Blvd., 30th street passes under the railway tracks.  This is where the new mural is.  It’s a collaboration with fellow artist Phil Cote and it’s nearly 500 feet long.

below: North of the railway tracks

a large section of the mural by Nick Sweetman on 30th street as it passes under the railway tracks

Photos of the mural, in no particular order:

part of a Nick Sweetman mural on 30th street, close up of the face of a creature with white whickers and a blue nose

a butterfly

part of a Nick Sweetman mural on 30th street, large butterfly

some turtles

part of a Nick Sweetman mural on 30th street, a large turtle and a smaller turtle, by the railing along side the sidewalk

two birds in flight – all of a redwing blackbird and part of a cardinal

a red wing black bird in flight and the back part of a cardinal, part of a mural

a bee on two orange flowers

a bee, on two large orange flowers, Nick Sweetman mural

some fish

part of a Nick Sweetman mural on 30th street, a yellowish fish with blue fins

part of a Nick Sweetman mural on 30th street, a purple fish with yellow speckles and fins

a fox, a duck with duckling, and a purple owl

part of a Nick Sweetman mural on 30th street, a fox, a duck with yellow duckling and a purple owl

a cute furry animal

part of a Nick Sweetman mural on 30th street, a small furry animal bside a plant with pink flowers, as well as a person standing on the sidewalk and taking a picture of the mural

… and hiding under the tracks in a place where it’s difficult to take a picture is this large moose (elk?).

part of a Nick Sweetman mural on 30th street, a moose or elk with large antlers

part of a Nick Sweetman mural on 30th street - plants, with a real tree growing in front of it

 

Comments
  1. Joanne Sisco says:

    Thanks to you I’ve really learned to appreciate the magnificence of street art … but I still find it nearly impossible to photograph. You’ve broken it down beautifully. Each image is wonderfully done – especially the fish and the birds, however the furry animal is my favourite with (I’m assuming) your friend on the right for perspective.

  2. RedPat says:

    I love his work!

  3. icelandpenny says:

    I’m trying to remember where I saw a whole “attack” of Nick Sweetman bees — is it out Bloor West somewhere? His creatures are always electrifying…

  4. Susan Nagy says:

    The official opening of the mural is scheduled for this Saturday, June 15th at 12 noon. Rain is pending but would be lovely if people can come out to support. Both Nick and Phil will be there to share their insights on working on a mural of this size, their art practice and the importance of street art.

  5. Jennylbna says:

    Long Branch, not New Toronto and it’s fantastic. Went to the ribbon cutting today.

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