Expressions of interest are being sought from artists to be part of the voluntary team to paint the first community mural managed by Port Stephens Council.
Project Art Director Debra Liel-Brown has been engaged to oversee the mural to be created in a partnership between Council and the owner of a building in the Raymond Terrace CBD, and funded under Council’s Cultural Projects program.
A team of between 25 and 30 artists talented in realistic painting is now being gathered to make the mural a reality.
Ross Smart, Council’s Communications Section Manager, said it was an exciting project that would make a positive impact on Raymond Terrace.
“Council is excited to be collaborating with a private land owner to create a project that will brighten up the commercial centre of Raymond Terrace,” he said.
“This is going to be a bright, vibrant and cheerful art piece that will generate a positive response from everyone who walks past it.
“Debra Liel-Brown is very experienced artist who has worked all around the world. We are indeed fortunate that she is located right here in our back yard in Raymond Terrace.
“I would encourage artists out there who are talented in realistic painting to submit an expression of interest to work with Debra to be part of this fantastic project.”
Work on the artwork is slated to occur during September and October with a launch next year.
For more information or to express your interest in getting involved, contact Debra Liel-Brown on 4987 7947.