Fishing scene proposed for Murray Bridge silo artwork
Artist Sam “Smug” Bates suggests a mural of a father and daughter by the River Murray would be ideal. What do you think?
An image of a father and daughter fishing on the River Murray is the front-runner to be painted on Murray Bridge’s silos.
Artist Sam “Smug” Bates has not produced a concept image of the artwork he’s proposing to paint in the coming months, tentatively called A Moment on the Murray.
It is not expected to look anything like the photo attached to this story.
But council staff have distilled community surveys, children's drawings and feedback from a workshop into an idea about the things that should be included in the mural.
As well as an older man and a young girl fishing, the mural would also feature:
River birds, suggesting Ngarrindjeri totems
The image of a head of grain on the girl's clothing, suggesting the region's agricultural history
Cattle swimming across the river, suggesting the colonial history of Edwards' Crossing
Images of the bridge and historic scenes in the background
What do you think?
You’ve got until April 12 to let the council know.
Council spokeswoman Kristen Manson hoped the current public consultation would produce the same great response as previous rounds.
Silo artworks in other towns have been shown to attract between 20 and 100 extra visitors per day, according to the council.
More information, have your say: Visit letstalk.murraybridge.sa.gov.au/silo-art-your-thoughts-copy and fill in the survey before April 12.
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I think the old man and girl fishing and birds and cattle is Excellent
Dairying and market gardening probably more relevant to this town than a head of grain!