Library mural a community effort

LIVERPOOL Library's newest artistic addition — a striking mural — is proving to be a real head turner.

One of the artists, Cam Wall, said the work was started last week and took five days to complete.

He said that all five of the commissioned artists thoroughly enjoyed working with the community and the council.

"We took a lot of the community's ideas and incorporated them into the mural," Mr Wall said.

"We used spray paint in the foreground and house paint in the background.

"It was a bit time-consuming going up and down the scaffolding, but we all had a lot of fun."

Earlier in the year, local residents shared their ideas and helped design the mural with the artists.

The mural was a part of the council's Living Streets program and was funded via a $150,000 federal government grant.

Liverpool mayor Ned Mannoun said the actual painting of the mural was the last stage of the program.

"The council engaged with the community and commissioned artists to install a range of public artworks," Cr Mannoun said.

"The artworks are all about making our public places more engaging, creating a sense of community pride, and deterring graffiti," he said.

"I think the murals breathe new life into our public spaces."

Other sites are Lurnea Plaza, Ashcroft Shops, McGirr Park, Miller and Blamfield Oval, Ashcroft.

Details: liverpool.nsw.gov.au/community/LivingStreets.

Striking: Artist Cam Wall works on Liverpool City Library's new mural. Picture: Jeff de Pasquale

Striking: Artist Cam Wall works on Liverpool City Library's new mural. Picture: Jeff de Pasquale

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