Small towns to receive Aboriginal art installations

Local artist Tammy-Lee Atkinson will soon work her magic around Greater Shepparton, painting seven Aboriginal art installations in small towns as part of funding provided through Council's Community Plan Implementation Fund.

Mural at Victoria Park Lake, Shepparton by artist Tammy Lee Atkinson.
Mural at Victoria Park Lake, Shepparton by artist Tammy Lee Atkinson.

Community Planning Groups across the municipality were invited to apply for funding to have an Aboriginal Art installation completed within their community, with seven small towns successful in their applications.

Tatura, Tallygaroopna, Merrigum and Toolamba were successful in receiving a small wall mural in their town, while Mooroopna, Murchison and Dookie will have an existing park bench revitalised with art.

Mayor, Councillor Shane Sali said that both the community and Council were excited to partner with Tammy-Lee Atkinson to design artworks that incorporated the community's connection to land, water and nature.

"Council's Aboriginal Street Art Project has seen some amazing murals painted around our region which acknowledge and celebrate local Aboriginal history and culture," he said.

"We look forward to seeing these new pieces of art commissioned around our small towns to brighten up the areas, recognise our connections and create points of attraction around the region.

"Council is looking forward to working with the successful community groups and the artist Tammy Lee Atkinson to deliver this great project."

The project follows on from Council's Community Planning Group event, 'It's Your Plan', which was held earlier this year. Each of the Community Planning Groups in the region were invited to a networking and cultural educational event on country at The Connection in Shepparton.

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