The water tower at the top of Cooloola Drive will soon have a fabulous mural painted on it thank to successful grant funding.
Locals and residents of Rainbow Beach will soon be able to provide feedback, suggestions, and ideas of what they would love to have depicted on the water tower on the top of Cooloola Drive.
Rainbow Beach Community Information and Resource Centre (CIRS) president, Elisa Seul, said the application for Cultural Tourism Capacity Grant funding for the Water Tower Mural project had been successful.
‘We are beyond excited as this will be excellent for the present and future generations of Rainbow Beach, whilst increasing tourism and visitation to the area,’ Ms Seul said.
‘We now enter Step 2 of the project and we will be working closely with Gympie Regional Council through a Public Advisory Panel, following the established Public Art Protocols.’
With the support of the Rainbow Beach Community Centre, the artist, yet to be chosen, will be working on the concept development through community engagement and consultation.
‘The artwork will be cultural storytelling’, Ms Seul said. ‘The artist will be working on the concept development through Community engagement and consultation.
James R. Ellis as he was painting the mural privately commissioned by Rainbow Beach Pizza at the IGA Complex. Will he be the artist for the water tower mural? We will keep you posted!
‘We don’t have a professional muralist in Rainbow Beach; we have many talented painters, but a job this big is not for everyone and we aim to deliver the best we can.
‘We do have a professional muralist that has built a connection with Rainbow Beach, through a trail of four visible murals around town, and private commissions: James R. Ellis.’
The tower ‘canvas’, right at the carpark entrance to the Sand Blow walk, will measure 12m x 18m and will be sure to attract many to it once work begins on turning it into a work of art.
Stay tuned to watch its progress!