Home Hill art trail a bright idea for CBD

Three walls in Home Hill’s central business district are being transformed into vibrant art attractions, as part of a new street art trail in the Burdekin.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council had engaged North Queensland artists Nicky Bidju-Pryor and John Bradshaw to create the eye-catching murals, which have been painted onto the side walls of three buildings in close proximity to the Home Hill Comfort Stop.

“The Home Hill Comfort Stop is known around Australia. It is used by thousands of travellers every year, so we wanted to give these visitors every reason to venture out, explore the CBD, frequent our shops and extend their stay in the region,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“These artworks really add to the unique identity of the area. It’s about rejuvenating and brightening up the streetscape and it’s also about growing cultural tourism in the Shire and all of the opportunities that come with that.”

Cr McLaughlin said the project wouldn’t have been possible without the Queensland Government, which provided $15,000 through its Works for Queensland initiative.

“The feedback has been fantastic. A lot of people are excited by what has been created here,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“We’d like to eventually have a Burdekin-wide art trail extending into Giru, Brandon, Clare, Ayr and Home Hill. Council is already investigating ideas for more artworks across the Shire.”

For further information please visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

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