Posted: 30 May 2022
A new Mural Trail project aims to showcase the works of our local creative community along 2.3km of the High Country Rail Trail, from Cudgewa township to Wabba Creek.
Funded by the Towong Community Bushfire Disaster Relief Fund Grant Program, the project brings opportunities for local talent to shine, with up to ten murals to be printed onto steel signage and installed along the trail.
Project hosts Parklands Albury Wodonga worked with the Man from Snowy River Tourist Association to develop the proposal, recognising that local people in the creative arts industry have been severely impacted by the bushfires and the pandemic.
Key to the project is community co-design, with the first steps involving the formation of a Mural Trail Working Group and the employment of a local Facilitator to generate community conversations on the design of the new trail.
Ant Packer, Parkland’s Community Ranger, sees the project as a way to bring people together, connecting people, art, nature and heritage. “We see the creative spirit of the Upper Murray driving, designing and delivering these works” she said.
Cudgewa Mural Trail planning bee: 1pm to 3pm Sunday 5 June 2022.
Meet at Cudgewa railway shelter opposite Cudgewa Hotel to discuss locations for the Cudgewa mural trail, Cudgewa railway station sign and picnic tables within this large crown land area. This planning session will also mark out locations for a Beetoomba railway station sign and historic trestle bridge trails.
Cudgewa Mural Trail Storytelling Gathering: 5pm to 6.30pm Monday 20 June 2022.
Help create a new story for Cudgewa! Join the project team around the table at Cudgewa Hotel to share ideas and finger food. Tell your story or suggest what stories and artwork could be about for the Cudgewa Mural Trail. Please RSVP for catering purposes to Tracey Fair 0432834522 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can’t make this but are keen to provide artwork, stories or poems, please contact Parklands for an Expression of Interest form. Phone Ant Packer on 0427 926 282 or email email@example.com