All images by Adam and Bel, AdBe Photography.
The Yorke Peninsula is getting a colourful makeover.
Thanks to the Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grant, five water tanks in the Yorke Peninsula are getting makeovers––and the progress pictures are gorgeous.
The grant funding the murals seeks to boost tourism in regional communities that were effected by the 2019 bushfires. The areas included in the “mural trail” are Yorketown, Edithburgh, Coobowie, Stansbury, and Port Vincent. The Coobowie mural is finished, the murals for Yorketown and Edithburgh, are underway, and the other two are commencing soon.
Each mural concept is intended to represent the history of the region. The Coobowie mural by artists Creature Creature and Jason Parker depicts the area’s distinctive bird life over water, paying tribute to the meaning behind the area’s aboriginal name, “Wild Fowl Water.”
Artists Mike Makatron, Conrad Bizjak, and Dylan Butler are working on the Edithburgh water tower, which focuses on ocean imagery such as multicoloured cuttlefish, reef coral, and seagulls over sunset.
Muralist Jasmine Crisp, who is painting the Yorketown tower solo, has made incredible progress on her mural, which features a field of yellow flowers and grain over pink water and under blue skies. The concepts for Stansbury and Port Vincent will be finalised soon.
The Yorke Peninsula Council is excited for the completion of the mural trail.
“It is looking absolutely spectacular!” they write.
View the gorgeous photos below.