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Larger-than-life mural showcases Tannymorel’s history

24 November 2021

Another Southern Downs town will soon boast world-class public art when Tannymorel’s rich railway history is showcased in a unique mural.

Painted on the old wheat shed on Oak Street, the mural will recognise and celebrate the town’s involvement in the Southern Downs railway scene and the establishment of the community around the rail industry.

Accomplished local artists Malcolm and Kerry Nicolson have delivered mural projects locally as well as across Australia, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Zealand and Council is proud to partner with them for the installation of this larger-than-life artwork.

With plans to accurately depict the old-style train that travelled during Tannymorel’s settlement, the artists will capture and bring to life the unique personality of the town.

Southern Downs Councillor Sheryl Windle said Council is committed to supporting local artists, new works and the growing creative community on the Southern Downs.

“It is wonderful that Council can once again get behind a project that will capture the essence of a town and give the community a sense of pride in its rich history,” Councillor Windle said.

“In Tannymorel and across the region, it’s important we celebrate where we’ve come from and where we’re headed.

“The Tannymorel mural will join the growing list of public artworks and sculptures across the region, weaving together a colourful tapestry for both locals and visitors to enjoy.”

The mural is expected to be finished in early 2022 and is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). 

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