Sunday, May 26, 2024

Griffith water tank primed for mural

Griffith City Council has announced it will begin refurbishment work on a central water reservoir in preparation for the tank to become the city’s newest public artwork.

The water tank opposite Pioneer Park is set to be transformed by acclaimed artist, Heesco.

Griffith Mayor, Councillor Doug Curran said he was pleased to see refurbishment work commencing on the reservoir.

“This process to have the mural painted has taken a little longer than we first anticipated,” Councillor Curran said.

“But I am thrilled that we are now preparing the surface so that Heesco will be able to create a really impactful piece of artwork.

Heesco’s work at another regional location.

“Residents will have noticed other murals popping up around Griffith in the last week or so. The most recent ones in Yambil and Kooyoo Streets are part of Council’s Her Way 2680 project, a collaborative partnership between Transport for NSW and Council. They are absolutely stunning and add to the ones we already have in Banna Lane.

“The addition of the reservoir mural will enhance our existing street art and help boost tourism,” he said.

The mural work is scheduled to commence in September 2024, with the themes of water,
multiculturalism, agriculture, manufacturing, and Indigenous/First Nations heritage, as determined by Councillors, celebrating Griffith’s diverse community.

www.heesco.com.

The base colour for the reservoir has been carefully selected by Heesco to seamlessly complement his artwork. Heesco is well known for his silo art seen in places such as Weethalle, Gunnedah, Harden Murrumburrah and Grenfell.

Council says the sandblasting and painting will not compromise the town’s drinking water as the reservoir has been taken offline during this process.

You can view Heesco’s extensive mural work on his website: www.heesco.com.

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