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Larger-than-life water tower mural in Jabiru

07 July 2021

West Arnhem Regional Council are excited to announce the 34-metre high water tower in Jabiru will soon feature an incredible mural, with the artwork concept by artists at Marrawuddi Gallery.
This larger-than-life project is one of the major parts of the Jabiru Beautification Project, and it is hoped the mural will be a tourist drawcard to Jabiru and Kakadu.
Proper Creative artists Jesse Bell and David Collins who are carrying out the painting of the mural itself, have commenced painting on site this week.
Proper Creative, who are also responsible for all of the large scale murals in the Darwin CBD, have previously spent a week in the Marrawuddi Gallery sharing ideas and gathering images with the local artists.
David Collins said, “we gathered hundreds of images, reference material and heaps of notes about what the Marrawuddi artists wanted to see on the tower.”
“The concept chosen is one that showcases natural environment through realism painting, traditional art work and weaving and is also extremely bright and vibrant!”
The mural on the water tower will take the artists approximately three weeks to complete, including painting two undercoats and lots of crane usage.
“Big murals are nothing new to us, but this mural is definitely the tallest and most exciting thing we have ever been involved in!” David said. 
The water tower is located on Castenzoon Street.
This Jabiru Beautification Project is funded by the Northern Territory Government and Director of National Parks.