Beverly Place is located off Waratah Street in Katoomba. This area consists of rear entrances to commercial buildings on Katoomba Street. It would be unremarkable except for the array of street art that has been created here in recent years.
The idea to use this space for an outdoor gallery was floated in 2013. A period of extensive fundraising followed, along with negotiations with key stakeholders and local council in order to have permission granted for the creative use of the area by street artists.
Street Art Murals Australia (SAMA) worked in conjunction with the Blue Mountains City Council, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, the University of Western Sydney and stakeholders in Beverly Place in order to make the space available.
This initiative has transformed a utilitarian space into something extraordinary and is well worth a visit.
[Photo: detail from one of the murals in Beverly Place, Katoomba]