The mural concept was devised by the Harden Murrumburrah Visitor Information Centre Committee with the aim of attracting attention to the new centre, which opens on Friday July 19.
The artwork also offers a pictorial narrative of Harden Murrumburrah and district. Vibrant colours and vivid images celebrate the natural, economic, historic and tourism attractions of the region. There are kites bobbing in blue skies, and steel rail tracks fixed to the brown earth. A horse and dragon point to the Light Horse and Chinese mining history, cherries and stone fruits reference the rich rural bounty. All images are grounded in large blocks of primary colours.
Committee chair Kerry Provan describes the mural as spectacular and believes it provides a substantial drawcard for the new Visitor Information Centre. “It is looking fabulous and we are very excited,” she said. “We have been waiting a long time for the visitor centre and the committee has put a lot of work into it, “ she shared.
While painted silos and silo trails are emerging as tourism attractions in rural areas, a mural on a corrugated roof may be a unique attraction for the twin towns. According to Mrs Provan, the artists revealed that while researching techniques for the project they were unable to find anything similar in Australia.
It looks like the Visitor Centre in Harden Murrumburrah could become, in itself, the Hilltops region’s newest tourist attraction as well as its newest Visitor Information Centre.
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