New mural adds colour to Tooborac Recreation Reserve

Fauna and flora have featured in a new mural that has brought transformation to the Tooborac Recreation Reserve.

The mural features a kangaroo, an Eastern Rosella as well as Regent Honey-eater set amongst the native plants and iconic boulders of Tooborac and surrounds.

Artist Eric Sesto grew up in Tooborac and has created a number of murals in Melbourne and overseas.

He approached Mitchell Shire Council with the idea and draft designs after returning to Tooborac during the COVID pandemic.

Following endorsement from the Tooborac Recreation Reserve Committee of Management, Council sought further community input on design and the proposed location of the mural.

The mural took Eric approximately 100 hours to complete, during which he was visited by many community members interested in what he was up to.

Students at Tooborac Primary School were keen observers as they watched the artwork come together over the fence at lunch time.

The project is the first artwork since Mitchell Shire Council developed their Public Arts Policy. This policy ensures all future public art projects proposed are approved and overseen by Mitchell Shire Council to ensure the outcome meets the high expectations of the community.

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