Media Release: Rich History to be Captured in Artistic Murals

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Media Release: Rich History to be Captured in Artistic Murals

posted 22-Aug-2019

Rich History to be Captured in Artistic Murals

Walls around Katherine will be getting a much-needed makeover this week with the installation of two (2) murals commemorating significant aspects of our community.

This first of the murals, designed by local resident Mandy Tootell, will depict and commemorate the progress of the Katherine community since the devasting 1998 Katherine Floods. The artwork has been designed in consultation with residents and will be located in Katherine Terrace in proximity of the Shell Service Station.

The second mural, designed by Territory artist Dave Collins, commemorates the connection of our community with Defence and is being installed adjacent to the newly relocated Katherine Cenotaph. The design, which depicts jets flying over Nitmiluk National Park, highlights the important and long standing connection the military has in Katherine and will compliment commemorative events held at the Cenotaph.

Thanks must be extended to the Northern Territory Government – Department of the Chief Minister for providing funding towards this project.

Additional thanks must go to Koulla Roussos, Mandy Tootell, Jacinta Mooney, David Collins and the Katherine Regional Arts team for the consultation, design and installation of the artworks.

The installations of the mural's forms part of Katherine Town Council's overall CBD Revitalisation Project which also included the upgrade of signage at the Katherine Public Library last week.

Katherine Town Council currently has grants up to $5,000 for works to improve the streetscape  of properties located in the CBD. For more information or to view the Guidelines and Applications Form head to the Katherine Town Councils website: http://www.katherine.nt.gov.au/whats-on  or call 08 8972 5500..