Mural to Brighten Up Family Fun Park’s Entrance
The entrance of the Family Fun Park will soon be looking a lot more welcoming and uplifting thanks to a bright, colourful mural that will grace the front wall.
The mural is being painted by Sydney-based artist Mulga, and its design will include plenty of native flora and fauna, including black and white cockatoos, corellas, kangaroos, crocodiles, goannas, bottlebrushes, frangipanis and wattles.
Mulga started the big task on Tuesday afternoon, July 23, and said he should have it finished in about a week.
On Thursday, local high school students will even take part in the fun and help Mulga with some of the broad painting, before he begins working on the finer detail.
The wall is about 34 metres wide and 2 metres high. The mural project was made possible thanks to a Regional Arts Development Fund grant.
The theme for the mural was chosen by the community after a month-long community engagement exercise. The community voiced their interest in seeing bright colours and fun images for children within a modern street-art-style mural.
“This mural is going to look so beautiful. It will really spruce up the look of the entrance to the Family Fun Park and add to the aesthetics and overall look of the area,” Mayor Joyce McCulloch said.
“I’m really pleased that it will also include some great community engagement, with local high school students getting involved and helping to do some of the painting. I look forward to seeing the end result of Mulga’s work, and I’m confident local residents and visitors alike will love it too.”