Artist Bronte Naylor, from Toowoomba, led the workshop and designed the mural

July 24, 2017

A mural depicting some of the sights at Boat Mountain now has pride of place across the back wall of the South Burnett PCYC’s main auditorium.

Toowoomba artist Bronte Naylor, who is known for her mural work, designed the abstract interpretation.

The artwork took shape on Saturday as part of a Youth Engagement Project organised by Olivia Everitt, from Kingaroy, and the PCYC.

Olivia said the project had been funded by a Regional Arts Fund Quick Response grant.

It began with a quick community consultation where people were asked to identify something that was quintessentially “Murgon”.

The most popular answer? Boat Mountain.

The trunk and lower branches of the tree at Daniel’s Lookout at Boat Mountain now stretch across the wall in an abstract display, along with depictions of other local plants.

A workshop for children aged 13-17 was held at the PCYC on Saturday to turn Bronte’s abstract dream into a reality.

Children from Murgon and Kingaroy turned up to take part, as well as some adults from Murgon.

They were led in the workshop by Bronte and artist Kane Brunjes, from Goomeri, who guided them in their creation.

South Burnett PCYC manager Sgt Rod Gelderblom with Olivia Everitt, from Kingaroy, who gained funding for the project and organised the workshop
Well-known local artist Kane Brunjes – who designed the Murgon Mustangs’ Indigenous rugby league jersey – was assisting with the mural and workshop
Murgon Business and Development Association president Leo Geraghty was  getting in touch with his artistic side
The mural takes shape on the back wall of the PCYC’s main auditorium

UPDATE August 7:

The finished mural at the South Burnett PCYC auditorium (Photo: Sgt Rod Gelderblom)

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