BEE-utiful Mural for the Boulevard!

Published on Monday, 8 May 2023 at 2:15:00 PM

The Shire of Carnarvon is pleased to announce that local Ningaloo artist Sadie James, in collaboration with Toni Roe, have been awarded the mural expression of interest (EOI) for the Carnarvon Central building. The theme for the mural is Connection to Country, with Burrowing Bees representing the storyline.
The Shire of Carnarvon called for an expression of interest after partnering with FRP Capital (Carnarvon Central) and Rio Tinto to complete the project. An independent panel was formed to score the submissions received. The panel assessed the submissions based on their connection to the theme, creativity, and technical ability.
The Shire of Carnarvon is thrilled with the selection of the proposal by Sadie James and Toni Roe for the Burrowing Bee mural. Sadie James said, “The concept is based on the Burrowing Bees as they are unique to Carnarvon and the Gascoyne. The backdrop will be the colour of the country, and nothing says warmth more than the orange tones of the land.”
“The mural will feature looping paths of the Bees flight and create windows onto the country; each window will feature different animals found in the region, including Echidnas, Dingos, Emus, Thorny Devils, and Bungarras, amongst other characters,” said Ms James.
Shire President Eddie Smith said, “The panel was impressed with how the artists incorporated such a great local theme and their creativity in the design. The mural will enhance the Carnarvon Central building and provide a wonderful entry into Carnarvon’s town centre.”
Sadie James is a well-known Ningaloo artist who has completed numerous regional public art installations. Toni Roe is a local Aboriginal artist from Carnarvon who has worked on several regional projects and exhibitions that have toured Western Australia.
Work on the mural will commence in the coming week and is expected to be completed by the Burrowing Bee season in July. The Shire of Carnarvon is excited to see the finished mural, which will be a great addition to the fabulous art work in our community and will be a significant attraction for visitors.

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