Public invited to mural workshop at Oakdale

Coming soon: An artist's impression of the upcoming mural in Oakdale. Picture: Wildflower Holistic Services
Coming soon: An artist's impression of the upcoming mural in Oakdale. Picture: Wildflower Holistic Services

Shire residents have the opportunity to get creative and help craft a piece of public art this week.

In collaboration with Wollondilly Council and Murals for Change, Wildflower Holistic Services is leading a community mural painting workshop on Wednesday, April 14 and Thursday, April 15 to create an artwork supporting the ongoing recovery from the devastating 2019/20 bushfire season.

The piece will be 21 metres by six metres, and will highlight themes of togetherness, regeneration and connectivity through a key message: 'Grow Together'.

The project is funded through the South Western Sydney Primary Health Network's Bushfire Recovery Program.

Anyone and everyone, no matter their artistic ability or experience, is invited to take part in the workshops to craft the brilliant artwork.

The piece will be created through a 'colour by numbers' approach - "you don't have to be a professional to make a difference, all you need is the courage to begin" - at the corner of Blattman Avenue and Burragorang Road, Oakdale.

Montana Lower form Murals for Change and Alexandra McCarthy from Wildflower will lead the event.

Sessions run 9am-4pm. No reservations are necessary, and community members can pop by for a little or as much time as they like.

Search 'Grow Together - Community Mural Painting Workshop' on Facebook for more information.