" Pelaw Main Public School students and our AET representatives would like to thank Austin for bringing their ideas to life. From initial concept through to completion Austin took on board the students' suggestions and feedback and created an artwork that represents their connection to school and Country. Our students were able to see the painting evolve throughout the day, which was truly inspiring. The AET students were so proud when they were told that the symbols used in the mural came directly from their scanned drawings. This has given them a sense of ownership and pride. Our students said, "This is awesome?" "It is perfect!" and "It is exactly what we talked about." Just to name a few. Thank you, Austin. This mural will inspire students for years to come. "
Lesley Burley - Principal – Pelaw Main Public School
" Austin was so easy to work with and put together an amazing concept from the ideas we sourced from our school community. He arrived when he said he would, and went to work straight away. The students were just amazed at the techniques he used and the results they saw as the day progressed. There was an opportunity for one of our classes to ask questions, as Austin gave them an insight into his background in art. It was such a positive and uplifting couple of days to see a bare and uninspiring wall be transformed into a work of art. Our whole school community past and present has been thrilled with the result, and we look forward to using Austin again to do another project for us later in the year. "
Jane Dixon - Business Manager - Lake Clarendon State School
" Nitsua added an extra dimension to the Little Creatures “Milo Goes North” promotion I oversaw. Having him hanging with us creating amazing art whilst we slung beer samples created a unique vibe and great talkability. I would highly recommend talking to him to add that X-factor to your next event or promotion. "
Tim Knight - Key Account Manager - LION www.lionco.com
" Austin recently painted two murals at our school, Gladstone West State School, and the entire school community absolutely loves them! Austin & his team were very easy to deal with, definitely value for money and the end result spectacular. We will definitely getting more murals done in the future. Highly recommend!! "
Kerrie Hamilton - Business Manager - Gladstone West State School
" Austin Nitsua has just finished several murals in both my businesses; In The Pink Byron Bay Gelato and Cape Byron Lighthouse Cafe. We are very happy with his creativity and very professional work. The murals are a definite asset to our businesses
and our customers love them "
Glenn Lawrence - Owner - In the Pink, Byron Bay www.facebook.com/Inthepinkbyronbay
“ A consummate professional, Austin’s work constantly impresses. From concept brief through to execution, his ability to realize an idea and make it come to life on the large scale always amazes me. His designs are truly unique, and his process from preparation to completion is quick, clean and highly organised. I highly recommend Austin whenever you
require a distinctive piece of artwork. ”
Adam Keane - Business Development Manager - Byron Bay Brewery www.byronbaybrewery.com.au
" What a great experience to have NITSUA complete a mural for our school. The spot was unloved and ugly but now it's the best place to be in the school. The students learnt so much from watching and working along side him. We can't express our gratitude. I hope we can do it all again soon. "
Alana Lewis - Art Teacher - Asquith Girls High School
" The Nitsua experience with Austin was in every respect very creative comfortable and professional. The end result is a most magnificent piece of work that all staff and students are extremely happy with. But I want to mention that at every step of the process the school was encouraged to express exactly what it wanted to see in the piece of work and was afforded the opportunity to discuss the final product personally with Austin. Contact was made with the school well in advance which allowed us to make contact with all stake holders to discuss the options, so that everyone could have their say. The local paper did an article on the mural upon completion, so the whole community got to see the final piece. From this media exposure another local school principal contacted Mrs Kingwill and expressed that their school intended to get in touch with Austin and embark on their own personalised mural. That will make three schools in our local surrounds that have had Austin change their environments for the better. A very worth while experience for all. We are going to have him back again next year to complete some more work."
Cherie Golding - Snowy Valleys Special School
“We recently had the privilege of working with Austin Nitsua on our school mural. Throughout the entire process, Austin was approachable and professional. He collaborated happily with all school stakeholders, including students, staff and governing council members. He listened attentively to feedback provided to him and continued to adapt and change the mural design to capture the history, community and landmarks of Rapid Bay to ensure everyone was happy with the final plan.
During the painting of the mural, Austin fully engaged with the school community. The students loved watching him work and chatting to him about his work and life in general. Austin took time out of his work to ensure all students had a chance to talk and tell him stories. We loved having him on site and are blown away of what he has produced.
The mural itself has surpassed all expectations. It really is an amazing piece of work and a fantastic representation of our local community. We couldn’t be happier with the process or the finished product. Students are already planning future projects to ensure Austin visits us again.
We would highly recommend Austin to any organisation seeking a mural artist. They won’t be disappointed!!”
Jen McArdle - Rapid Bay Primary School