– Dave Fawcett from Rainbow Elevated moving the frame into place. Photo credit: Scott Taylor.
Rainbow Beach Water Tower Mural
As the journey continues towards the ultimate desired outcome of transforming the town’s water tower into a colourful representation of the theme ‘Living with Nature’, the trial artwork has finally found a home.
After much deliberation, the decision was made to utilise the back area of the Community Centre as the display area for the trial artwork, with the building’s architect, Walter Dobkins, kindly giving his consent.
Unfortunately the weather wasn’t too cooperative in the beginning, but the art panels were sealed with weatherproofing. The frame was successfully delivered by transport team Richard and Lisa, and erected thanks to Dave Fawcett from Rainbow Elevated.
Consideration has to be given to certain requirements relating to possible severe weather events, such as cyclones, and to ensure compliance, the correct type of screws have been ordered.
It is envisaged that once erected, the artwork will encourage and help maintain enthusiasm within the community to see the Water Tower project through to its successful conclusion.
Butchulla artwork by Karen Hall, who will be involved in the mural’s final design.
Once the panels are in place, the artists involved in the Trial Artwork paintings will be acknowledged with a plaque in recognition of their contributions.
The Water Tower final design will feature both EJ Zyla, the mural artist who created the trial artwork, and Butchulla artist Karen Hall, who will be representing the area’s traditional custodians with her wonderful indigenous painting.
Karen is excited by the prospect of her involvement, and her attitude is one of community inclusiveness, which she feels this project will enhance and encourage.
As we continue the journey, the momentum continues to build, with all stakeholders maintaining their commitment to what will be something that demonstrates what our community is all about, our love, appreciation and gratitude for this special place we are blessed to call home.