Location: Watergardens Town Centre - Sydenham
This mural is in honour of the men and women from the Sydenham district who left their homes to serve their country. Many of whom came from the early farms of the Sydenham area which is depicted in the background of this mural. It was painted by local artist Heesco to compliment the space as a site for contemplation.
Known by the artist name Heesco®, Khosnaran Khurelbaatar is a Mongolian-Australian muralist and fine artist.
Heesco is currently Australia’s most prolific silo artist to date, with 5 silos and a water tower to his name. His silo artwork in Karoonda, SA, was recognised as the “Best of the Best” and “Best Mega Mural” in the annual Australian Street Art Awards. Heesco’s Weethalle silo art was featured on limited edition stamps by Australia Post in 2018, which featured first silos painted in each state.
Other notable projects include a mural for World’s 50 Best event in Melbourne; curating a 100m mural for the United Nations in Ulaanbaatar; collaborations with Marvel, Youtube, Puma, Nike, Nikon, NEP Australia, Ground Central Coffee Co (NYC), Superchief Gallery (NYC) etc.
Heesco’s murals have been featured in National Geographic, Geo Saison (Germany), StuArt Magazine (France), Graffiti and Street Art Around the Globe (Spain), and numerous local books and magazines. His politically charged work was featured on the cover of the Griffith Review, and a poster for black comedy Bad President (2020).
Heesco is a Doug Moran National Portrait Prize finalist, winner of Footscray Art Prize, and is the subject of a 2018 documentary film “Heesco - Homeland, Mongolia” by filmmaker Kevin Flores.