October 23, 2018

The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition has commissioned local artist TOPSK to paint a mural in Hobart’s city centre during the 37th meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR).

The mural highlights the importance of marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean by depicting a rich and vibrant Antarctic ocean ecosystem. It features emperor penguins, Antarctic krill, a leopard seal, a humpback whale, and a colossal squid, as well as sponges, corals and sea stars that are found on the Antarctic seafloor.

Photo by Bob Zuur


70-86 Murray Street (between Michael Hill Jewellers and Routley’s). 

Daily Time-Lapse

A daily time-lapse of the mural being painted was shared with delegates at the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR).

Live Feed

We shared our mural with the world during a daily live-stream as TOPSK painted. It helped our campaign to reach over 25,000 people from across the world, including from USA, France, England, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Argentina, Russia and Italy. 

Day two
Day three
Day four
Day five
Day six
Day seven
Day eight (unveiling)

About the artist

TOPSK has been creating murals and artwork around Tasmania for over two decades and is considered one of the godfathers of local graffiti and street art. With many styles and mediums, he has developed a uniquely Hobartian form of street-style productions as well as having had his work regularly exhibited in solo and group exhibitions.


Local Hobart Artist Kicks of CCAMLR with Mural of Southern Ocean in City Centre

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