Sea creatures come to life with Ecofest mural in Gladstone CBD

Calling local amateur artists of all ages, Gladstone Regional Council needs your creative help!

An ocean mural is planned for the retaining wall between Council’s 101 and 109 Goondoon Street buildings, in line with the Ecofest 2017 theme – Be Great to Our Barrier Reef.

Residents are encouraged to come along to the mural paint morning on Saturday, May 6 from 8am to lend a helping hand in creating the masterpiece.

Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said Council wanted to add some colour to the main street and complement the forthcoming Ecofest 2017 window display at 113 Goondoon Street.

“All of the materials including brushes, stencils, stepladders and an array of paint colours will be supplied as well as water to keep the artists hydrated,” Councillor Burnett said.

“The only requirement for the 6.3m x 2.6m mural is to ensure the word ‘Ecofest’ is the focal point of the design.”

Councillor Desley O’Grady, a member of the Gladstone Region Environmental Advisory Network, said this was a whole-of-community activity.

“Council wants residents to start thinking about Ecofest 2017, Central Queensland’s largest free environmental awareness event, and what better way than a fun morning spent painting,” Cr O’Grady said.

“Residents are encouraged to come along even if they are not avid artists as the creative brief is broad and stencils will be supplied.

“The final art piece will be photographed and publicised on Council’s social media channels and included in a future edition of the organisation’s bi-monthly community newsletter.”

Ecofest 2017 will be held on Sunday, June 4 at the Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens from 9am to 3pm.

For more information, visit Council’s website via www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/ecofest