Wagga students to feature in city's largest mural art work

Published: 29 May 2018 3:52pm

Wagga students to feature in city’s largest mural art work - 23 May 2016

Mural artist Trina Collins has been selected as the artist to transform a water reservoir on top of one of the city’s iconic landmarks.

Ms Collins will paint a series of faces, based on photographs she takes of Wagga Wagga students from Sturt Public School, on the reservoir at Willans Hill.

Being on the side of a water tank the artwork had to embody a water theme. Ms Collins paintings will feature the children cupping running water under a tap, drinking from a water fountain or alternatives to these themes.

Standing eight metres high and 85 metres wide, the mural will be the largest public art work in the city.

The mural project is a joint venture between Riverina Water County Council (RWCC) and Wagga Wagga City Council.

The public art project will cost $14,500, fully funded by RWCC.

Ms Collins will start work on the mural at the end of June and will take about 10 days to complete, weather permitting.

Media Opportunity
Meet the artist – Trina Collins mural artist, and Riverina Water County Council General Manager Graeme Haley
Where: Willans Hill water reservoir, Captain Cook Drive  
When: 11.30am, Tuesday 24 May