MURAL LOCATION – The Bean Pedlar, 259 Commercial Rd, Yarram VIC 3971 (inside the shop)
ABOUT THE MURAL –The mural inside The Bean Pedlar’s shop is important part of the building, as it depicts the rich history of the building. The beautiful artwork shows the transition of the former building to its current life as The Bean Pedlar. The original artwork depicts Victor Hugo Mattern, a son of Franz Peter Mattern who established Mattern’s hardware on the site back in the 1887. The building remained in the Mattern family for four generations until purchased by new owner Robert Drakeford’s family in 2019.
The second half of the mural shows this transition, with Robert, his parent’s dog Dougal, a coffee field and coffee beans.
“Growing up in Yarram, I have fond memories of visiting certain shops in our community. They were meeting places for locals to come together and were more than just a shop. Our family bought the shop in mid 2019, and we want to make sure that this important legacy remained true.
The mural reflects a transition in the history for the store – from the Mattern family until now.
The shop is about to enter a new chapter of life and will soon become a new attraction for the Gippsland community. We import and roast coffee beans from all over the world, bringing them to the heart of Yarram.
Our hope is that visitors will not only get a great cup of coffee, but also take away a memorable experience due to the unique atmosphere and rich history. We want people to take in the smells and the sounds of coffee roasting, and the wonderful social aspects this brings.
We are very passionate about the Yarram community and want to give back to the area that has given our family so much.
This is a very exciting time for us having opened a new cultural meeting place that conjures memories like I had as a child.” Robert Drakeford – Business Manager
THE MURAL DESIGN –“I took several photos of Robert and we finally settled on the one that now features on the wall inside the soon to be Coffee Roasting Business. It was great to have a wall inside out of the weather for Heesco to move to when the rains set in for a few days.
The previous building owner who has now retired to Sydney is extremely proud to see his family history featuring on a new business springing up in downtown Yarram.” Wayne Tindall – Artist/film maker