As part of the NSW Graffiti Management Grant program, and organised by Port Macquarie-Hastings Community and Council Action Team (CCAT), Local Indigenous artists Mel and Ang have been busy at Log Wharf over the past few weeks.
Four pylons of the Wilson River Bridge at Log Wharf have now been decorated with vibrant murals featuring some of our local native animals: turtle, dolphin, bullshark, bandicoot, echidna, cockatoo, and the endangered Fritillary butterfly.
As part of Reconciliation Week, a community event will be held at Log Wharf on Thursday 1 June from 2.30 pm where the artists will talk about their project.
About the artists:
Mel Streater is a descendant of the Wiradjuri nation who was born and lives in Guruk, (Port Macquarie) on Birrbay Country. Mel has a Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design, and is the artist behind Marramarra Creative. Mel enjoys tying visuals and written content together to share ideas and stories. Central to all her work is a desire to design from a culturally aware and ethical framework.
Angela Marr is a Birrbay woman and the Creative Director of Cultural Industries. Ang is a professional artist and designer that has over 20 years industry experience in design, imagery and project management. She has been the winning recipient of a number of State and National design, educational and community driven cultural programs. She has also been an honoured finalist in a number of prestigious art award exhibitions throughout Australia. Celebrating her love of culture through creativity is a rewarding and spiritual process for Ang. She is driven by her love of culture and her place within it.