Mount Barker abuzz for Mountains and Murals

Man at work on mural

Large-scale public art created a buzz in Mount Barker when the town celebrated the Mountains and Murals Festival from 6 to 10 December. The GSDC-supported event featured members of the Walldogs, a group of skilled sign painters and mural artists, who created several murals with local historic, cultural and indigenous significance.

Canadian Mike Bromley and American Anat Ronen led the project, which included collaboration with local artists and members of the public. Painting started on the Saturday morning and continued over four days.

On the Sunday, Mountains and Murals enlivened the Mount Barker town square with a food and wine fair showcasing local produce and wares, along with live music.

Following the fair, the artists stayed on in Mount Barker to complete finishing touches to the murals and to conduct a workshop for locals.

Woman at work on mural

In the photos: Canadian Walldog Mike Bromley (top) and volunteer Francesca van der Horst at work on a Mount Barker mural.

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