What was once a boring brick wall is now a thing of beauty and inspiration.
The wall, on the corner of Kalandar and Wallace Streets, was transformed into a work of art.
Muralist Gus Eagleton with the assistance of local artist Julian Sinclair transformed the wall into a masterpiece as part of the Kalandar Project.
Verb Syndicate partnered with the Department of Communities and Justice, Mission Australia and Shoalhaven City Council to bring a major public art work to the East Nowra shops.
The project was a response to community demand for quality art pieces and installations in the East Nowra area.
Lou Turner, from Verb Syndicate, helped Gus and Julian with the project, which started on Friday.
She said the Kalandar Project was led by the community.
"We also did a number of community outreach sessions to get community input," Lou said.
"We wanted to know from the community what East Nowra was to them."
They also ran some workshops with students from Shoalhaven High.
"Gus came down to one of the workshops and got in the mix of it with the students and got them excited to take ownership of the project," Lou said.
The students no doubt made a point of coming over to the wall for a chat with Gus and Julian, while they were painting.
Gus was chosen for the project because his art involves nature and is colourful and bright.
Lou added they wanted Gus to mentor Julian, a North Nowra resident, and give him more artistic experience.
She added it was not a matter of turning up, seeing a blank wall and start painting it - it takes planning.
Julian, by being involved, got a better understanding of what the process is which will help him with future works.
A black cockatoo features strongly on the wall with references to the area's naval connection and history.
Lou said the colours should make mean the work will be amazing to see.
About the project and Verb Syndicate
Verb Syndicate is a studio of 'creative engineers' - unique minds who design live events, websites, branding, video, multimedia and graphic arts on a project-by-project basis.
They are the trusted partner of an international group of brands, festivals and governments looking to solve business problems with creativity and craft. In that sense, a spirit of collaboration and a maker attitude defines our work.
Verb Syndicate have partnered with the Department of Communities and Justice, Mission Australia and Shoalhaven City Council to bring a major public art work to the East Nowra shops in response to community demand for quality art pieces and installations in the East Nowra area.
Once they started chatting with residents further about the scope for an arts project, we quickly identified how key community input would be to make sure we could do this project justice. Ideas for the art work have come through workshops with students at Shoalhaven High School, through social media and through face to face consultation with residents.
The Kalandar Project is part of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Place Plans program, in which the Department of Communities and Justice works in partnership with Mission Australia and the East Nowra community to strengthen ties for residents, provide links to support services and enhance the local environment.
Each Place Plan is tailored to the unique needs of the community and draws on community strengths and aspirations.
The Place Plans program is an initiative of Future Directions for Social Housing in NSW, the state Government's plan to drive better outcomes for social housing tenants.