Project Description

MUD created a stunning interactive street sculpture and hub for live music performance. In the process transforming a delinquent street space into an engaging community place that has won the heart of the local community and become a destination for art and music lovers.

MUD designed and project managed the installation of a the three-metre high set of headphones that light up the McCosker garden in Darby Street. People passing by trigger tunes from a rotating music playlist or use Bluetooth functionality to play their music. Musicians can plug into the audio equipment for street performances.

A collaboration between a variety of stakeholders including sculpture artist Thomas Ireland, graphic designer Sean Bell, and electrical engineer Adrian Garner.

The project was supported by Newcastle NOW, Jobfind, the Darby Street Traders and local businesses, and Newcastle City Council who provided a Make Your Place Community Grant.

A diverse and exciting schedule of performances is on offer at The Headphone Project. For details take a look at the Facebook page here.

Mark Tisdell surprised and delighted us with his innovative design.  Consultations with Mark have been comfortable and he was always willing to discuss any of our reservations, queries and suggestions.

R Z Cerny, The Hill, Newcastle Residence

Mark Tisdell from MUD nailed it with the first design concept! And was able to bring this to life with detailed plans that enabled us to get a better idea of how it would look when finished.

S Campbell, Kotara Residence

I found Mark to be very courteous, polite, punctual and easy to work with. Mark provides a very high level of service and my garden is now an area that I can sit in, relax and enjoy.

M Ashton, Merewether Residence

We are loving our new garden and shed! Mark Tisdell from MUD was very accommodating, easy to work with, and listened to our design aims.

M E Toh, Merewether Residence

Meeting times were easy to arrange, plans were delivered as promised and his relationship with Aaron has certainly made the project uncomplicated to manage.

R Z Cerny, The Hill, Newcastle Residence

The level of service was great, Mark was available to answer the many questions we had regarding plant and materials along the way.

S Campbell, Kotara Residence

I couldn’t be any happier with the transformation. It has exceeded all my expectations!

M Ashton, Merewether Residence

We were very satisfied with MUD’s design process. Mark was willing to re design any detail until we were completely happy.

M E Toh, Merewether Residence

The garden, while a work in progress, is dramatically different and is already a joy to view. We are looking forward to seeing it mature!

R Z Cerny, The Hill, Newcastle

This project changed the way our home and interior exterior living works. With a beautiful outlook from every angle and entertaining options for not just summer, but winter as well. We couldn’t be happier with the result!

S Campbell, Kotara Residence

I would highly recommend Mark Tisdell to anyone in need of a Landscape Architect.

M Ashton, Merewether Residence

Mark was flexible with meeting times, and comprehensive in resourcing materials and services for our building and gardening work.

M E Toh, Merewether Residence

I have already recommended Mark from MUD to a few friends!

S Campbell, Kotara Residence

We now have a wonderful and inviting garden and living area where we previously did not use the existing space!

M E Toh, Merewether Residence