Mural taking shape

Pictured in front of the Murray Street Mural with the new shopping bags printed with Laura’s winning design are Annemarie West (HR Coordinator at The Co-op), Janelle Amos and Joanne Bentley (Co-op members and painting volunteers), Laura James (winner of the Secondary School Public Art design competition), Marnie Wark (the Murray Street Mural Artist) and Leanne Standing (Co-op member and painting volunteer).
Pictured in front of the Murray Street Mural with the new shopping bags printed with Laura’s winning design are Annemarie West (HR Coordinator at The Co-op), Janelle Amos and Joanne Bentley (Co-op members and painting volunteers), Laura James (winner of the Secondary School Public Art design competition), Marnie Wark (the Murray Street Mural Artist) and Leanne Standing (Co-op member and painting volunteer).

The Murray Street Mural being painted by local artist Marnie Wark, and commissioned by The Co-op, is taking shape at the new Co-op Fresh Foodland Supermarket.

The mural is being applied to a 30-metre span of wall on the Murray Street side of the development and aims to really capture the essence of the surrounding environment.

Marnie is working with many members of the local community on the project.

“I have been overwhelmed with the way local community members are participating with the painting” she said.

Annemarie West, The Co-op’s HR coordinator, said they were really excited to have filled the spaces Marnie had available.

“The feedback we have had from our members about this opportunity is amazing! People love that The Co-op is supporting the arts and providing opportunities for members to join in.”

The Co-op also provided an opportunity for Secondary School Art/Design students to get involved in public art by offering an art competition, judged by Marnie Wark.

The winner was Laura James from Nuriootpa High School. Laura assisted Marnie with painting the Murray Street Mural on Wednesday, November 8, and her winning design has been printed on a shopping tote bag, which will be available from The Co-op in the future.

The Murray Street Mural will continue to evolve over the coming weeks as it nears completion with an official launch in November.

The base design is in place and now Marnie will be being layering colours to bring the piece to life.

Marnie Wark has previously produced work of this scale and type before having been involved in the Little Rundle Street Art Project in 2016.