Eye-catching Yorke Peninsula mural nominated for national award

One of SA’s largest murals has been nominated for a national award, just 11 months after it was completed.

Picture credit: Australian Street Art Awards

The Minlacowie mural may soon be nationally recognised, after it was were recently nominated at the Australian Street Art awards for 2024.

The Minlacowie mural is apart of The Yorke Peninsula Water Tower Mural Trail and is one of the largest in SA. The mural pays tribute to the Yorke Peninsula Narungga history, as well as the region’s natural beauty and agricultural present. The Narungga is a symbol for a meeting place, or community.

Initiated by Yorke Peninsula Council, it was painted by Mike Makatron Art, Conrad Bizjak, Dylan Butler Artist, Harley Hall aka Harley-Ngrakani Dreaming with mentees Jason Swales and Sabine Meyer.

There is plenty of your eyes to feast on around the tank, with the north side featuring a female red kangaroo, the east side shows emus, the south hosts sharks while on the western side, you will find soaring eagles.


The after its completion in March last year – which took a total of 9 days- the stunning and incredibly gigantic mural quickly became a social media star, garnering views and likes from across the globe.

Other notable finalists include the Hawker entrance way for the Flinders Rangers and the Kapunda Post office which showcases a beautiful mural, depicting buildings, businesses, prominent people and life in Kapunda from the mid-1800s through to the early 1900s.

These Awards started in 2018 as part of a vision to excite and entice Australians living in metropolitan cities and major centres to choose a domestic holiday to seek out the amazing street and public art that exists in every corner of Australia. From that humble beginning, it has grown into a national program of repute and a prestigious niche national tourism awards program. 

In 2022, the Quorn Silos won Gold for the best mural. The free nightly spectacular features animated stories about the surrounding Flinders Ranges’ history, wildlife and culture.

State and national gold, silver and bronze winners will be revealed at the Art of Attraction Tourism Summit gala in early March on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.

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