Bannockburn wall is Casey's canvas
The City of Logan is proudly creating a broad showcase of artworks by its First Nations people.
The works are being splashed in a big and vibrant way across city landmarks, water towers and buildings.
The latest installation, measuring 34 metres by 8.4 metres, is a giant mural adorning the wall of the recently opened Bannockburn Woolworths.
The mural is by artist Casey Coolwell-Fisher, a Quandamooka and Nunukul woman of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) with links to Eulo.
Creativity runs deep in her family, with younger sister Kyra Mancktelow also an established artist.
Kyra’s art is painted on the Chester Park water tower at Boronia Heights.
Casey says the mural represents the Albert River, which provides the community with resources. Smaller rivers at the top and bottom of the design are outlets to the main river.
U-shaped motifs along the top represent the community, white dots represent footprints and the multiple resources the rivers provide, while white lines depict the flowing rivers.
“It’s amazing, I had no idea that it was going to be that big,” Casey says.
“My cousins drive past it and send me pictures all the time. It will be there for a long time and it means a lot to us as we live here In Logan.”
“It's amazing, I had no idea it was going to be that big.”— Casey Coolwell-Fisher
Councillor Laurie Koranski says the artwork adds a splash of colour and culture to the suburb.
“What a fantastic way to showcase this inspiring local artwork,” Cr Koranski says.
“Casey’s art is now a big part of the Bannockburn community and she should be incredibly proud. The mural is a fantastic conversation starter and will be there for years to come.”
The idea to include the wall mural was hatched by Savanah Powell, Regional Development Manager for Woolworths Group.
“We are excited to deliver this piece of local art in a prominent location where it can be appreciated by the whole community,” Savanah says.