Local artists brush up their skills

Published on Friday, 31 May 2024 at 11:42:28 AM

Eye catching and vibrant, a new mural has given the iconic beachside café, Sail Inn Snack Bar, a glow up.

Under the guidance of renowned mural artist Imogen Palmer, a group of 13 local artists transformed the once blank wall into a vibrant story of local birdlife.

Depicting the transition from day to night, the mural represents the times when birds of prey are most active.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Jerry Clune said as well as providing an amazing opportunity for homegrown artists to upskill, the mural will provide yet another highlight of the City’s cultural offerings.

“Imogen Palmer painted such a brilliant mural at Geraldton Regional Art Gallery last year, the whole community was excited to see what she could help our local artists create when she returned,” he said.

“To see our artists embrace the opportunity to not only deepen their knowledge of how to paint murals but then also to be able to put those skills into practice and create an amazing piece of public art is wonderful.

“I encourage everyone to take a moment to check out this fantastic new artwork when next visiting the Geraldton Foreshore”.

The Community Upskilling Workshop led by Imogen Palmer was offered in April and booked out instantly.

For more information on future workshops for artists and the community, keep an eye on the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery website.

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