Murals gracing walls across the community

Published: 30 Jun 2017 4:25pm

From the existing Public Art Plan three murals unique to their location are being installed across the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area.

Wagga Wagga City Council’s Director Community Janice Summerhayes says the murals are gracing walls along the Sister City Walkway on Baylis Street, Wilks Parks and Ladysmith oval.

“All three works were developed in close consultation with relevant community members and will enhance the aesthetic beauty of each space,” she said.

“The works will be a wonderful addition to the collection of public art across Wagga that contributes to our city’s cultural and creative identity.”

The murals, associated skills workshops and consultation cost $21, 000 in total and are funded by the Public Art levy.

All public art commissions are outlined in the Public Art Plan and are developed in consultation with the Public Art Advisory Panel before a final decision is made by the elected body of Council.

Sister City Walkway: Emily Wills installed her 35m x 1.3m graphic vinyl artwork developed in consultation with the Sister City Committee

Wilks Park: The North Wagga Progress Association was involved in the concept development for a mural by local artist Luke Vineburg, which features threatened species in the area.

Ladysmith oval amenity block: After working hand in hand with the local community including the students, teachers, parents and grandparents from Ladysmith Public School local artist Adele Packer has developed a concept based on historic Ladysmith photographs.