Katamatite mural brings art to life

Published on 09 December 2020

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A mural featuring native birds has been created in CR Wood Park, Katamatite. Mayor Libro Mustica said the Katamatite Community Action Group received a Moira Shire Council $10,000 Arts and Culture Grant to complete this project.

“These one off Arts and Culture Grants were to provide support to community organisations wishing to present quality art-based projects,” Cr Mustica said.

“Shepparton artist ‘Tank’ was chosen to paint the mural which features native birds.

“Students from the Katamatite Primary School also helped with the mural by finger painting the canola as well as doing hand prints.

“The mural is on the outside walls of the brick toilet block and in the night time, lights are focussed on the birds and they really stand out.

“The artwork is a perfect addition to the popular park and the children especially enjoy looking at the details when they are playing on the adjacent playground equipment.

“It is wonderful to see the first of these projects come to fruition – well done to all involved.”

June Wood, Secretary of the Katamatite Community Action Group, said applying for the grant was really straightforward and she encouraged other groups to apply for the Community Strengthening Grants, which are now open.

“We’ve received great feedback about the mural from residents, and the art really brightens Katamatite,” June said.

“The new artwork attracts a lot of attention, especially with Katamatite being on the Silo Art Trail, and many tourists are seeing it from the highway.”

Applications for Community Strengthening Grants up to $10,000 are now open - go to our website to apply.