Student mural adds colour to Glenorchy

KENSINGTON Street in Glenorchy will now be awash with colour thanks to a brand new mural painted by students from Glenorchy Primary School and Cosgrove High School.

Overlooking the Glenorchy Uniting Church Carpark, the mural took 18-months to complete and was officially opened at a function held at the Uniting Church on Thursday 15 October.

Glenorchy Mayor Kristie Johnston said the mural met a number of the goals listed in the recently released City of Glenorchy Community Plan 2015-2040.

“This includes building image and pride, making lives better and valuing our environment,” she said.

“It is important for governments, businesses and the community to work together to make things happen and celebrate our unique city, which has certainly been the case with this project.”

Gary Kelly from the Glenorchy Uniting Church said the mural aimed to reflect the multicultural nature of the Glenorchy, as well as the unique place of the church in the community and the importance of schools and their students in contributing to community life.

He acknowledged the vision and skill of artist Mark Shannon, the help of the principals from Glenorchy Primary School and Cosgrove High School, as well as the support of nearby businesses.

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