A NEW pop art mural being featured in Bendigo Bank Central on Mitchell Street shows off some icons of Bendigo.
Street artist Chris Duffy is creating the mural, which will be in place until May 28.
It tells of the artists journey from Bendigo to Hastings in the UK and back again and includes local icons such as the Gilles Pie boy, Alexandra Fountain, Bendigo's trams and councillor Rod Fyffe.
Duffy said he had enjoyed interacting with passers-by as he created the work.
"When you're painting murals, it's always positive. People want to stop and chat," he said.
"So rather than just putting up work and leaving, I wanted that interaction with people. Cafe Indulge said it's the talk of the complex with people waiting to see what I put in next. That's exactly what I want."
There is more to come on the mural in the next few days.
"There's going to be another tram, a jar Vegemite and a King Harold with an arrow in his eye for the Battle of Hastings," Duffy said.
City of Greater Bendigo councillor Rod Fyffe said it was great to see more contemporary street art in the city.
"It's public art that can be appreciated by everybody," he said. "This has so may things from Bendigo, the Gilles Pie boy, the fountain, the trams - they are evocative of this place."
Of being featured in the mural, Mr Fyffe said it was surreal.
"For me it's a bit surreal, I'm just a normal bloke," he said. "But it's wonderful to see people thinking about Bendigo in a positiive light.
"To see (Bendigo) represented in paint is something very special."