Creative outlet . . . Koryu Aoshima outside his work at the Running Duck. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

The Running Duck cafe has been hit by international art.

Owner Anna Cleverly had wanted street art for three and a-half years, and found luck in lockdown with Japanese street artist Koryu Aoshima.

“Our cafe is all about culture and customer experience. We approached Koryu Aoshima wanting environmental themes and with a few of our walls that have nothing on them, he will progress and paint more pieces in the future,” she said.

“I think he has had six other jobs since we got him, which is great. He started off doing some graphic design and realised his passion was around creativity.”

Mr Aoshima spent lockdown in Geraldine with childhood friend Mayumi Jones, who owns Geraldine Motels with her husband, Joseph.

“It was a really good time to spend in this super cool cafe,” he said. “I felt that people from all generations really loved this place so I am happy to leave my artwork here.”

“Hopefully, this place is going to be more active and loved among locals from now on and forever.”

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