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Thursday, July 25, 2024

Beauty of ageing mural unveiled for Thurlow

A vibrant new mural designed by artist, Amanda Newman, has been unveiled at the Thurlow Community Hub in Riverwood, reflecting the cultural vibrancy and community spirit of the Georges River area.

Georges River Council says the project, developed with community participation, aims to create a sense of place and pride among local residents.

Following an open Expression of Interest, Council received 26 applications and shortlisted three artists. It says muralist, Amanda Newman’s concept was chosen for its strong connection to the community and its inclusive, vibrant design.

The mural features two large portraits symbolising knowledge-sharing and a sense of empowerment, with an older figure passing a glowing symbol: a Waratah flower, to a younger one, embodying the essence of Thurlow Community Hub.

Mayor, Sam Elmir, praised the project for its community-driven approach and artistic merit.

“Thurlow Community Hub is a valuable resource for our community, and this mural beautifully captures its spirit of diversity, inclusivity, and connection. Amanda Newman’s design not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of the building but also inspires a sense of pride and respect among residents,” said Mayor Elmir.

Artist Amanda Newman.
The mural has transformed the hub.

“This project is a testament to the power of public art in fostering community engagement and cultural vibrancy. We are excited to have seen the community’s interest in this creative project.”

The initiative was a part of Georges River Council’s broader commitment to enhancing public spaces by introducing artwork.

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