Jackies mural gets arena pumping

11 December 2023|Community News| Off Comments off on Jackies mural gets arena pumping|

A new large-scale mural celebrating the Tasmania JackJumpers and their mascot Jack has brightened up TasWater’s Elwick Water Pump Station outside MyState Bank Arena.

The mural was painted by local artist Trent Fischer, who has previously contributed to TasWater murals at Kingston and West Moonah.

Trent completed the 230 square meter mural – the largest solo work he has ever undertaken – in just two weeks, despite battling rain, hail and strong winds.

“I’m honoured to have been a part of this project,” Trent said.

“It is the largest project I’ve ever painted which was a bit scary, but I am happy with how it has turned out.

“I wanted to make it fun for the kids, with some ‘90s references for the adults.”

The mural is the latest piece in TasWater’s Asset Artwork Program, which partners with artists and communities to turn physical assets into vibrant canvases.

Pieces in Bellerive and Avoca were recently unveiled, following the earlier transformation of TasWater assets at Kingston and West Moonah.

“Unfortunately some TasWater infrastructure assets fall victim to vandalism, impacting visual amenity in communities across the state,” TasWater CEO George Theo said.

“This mural is another great example of working in partnership with artists and communities to deliver iconic pieces of art where previously slabs of bland steel and concrete stood.

“The TasWater Asset Artwork Program is making a lasting, positive impact. These murals will not just be paintings on structures but testaments to the power of community, art, pride and transformation.”

The Asset Artwork Program invites members of the community to suggest assets for beautifying. You can make suggestions via www.taswater.com.au/community

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