My Moree launches new mural competition as part of Moree Plains Shire Council's Mehi River Corridor project

My Moree is calling all local artists to submit designs to its mural competition as part of the Mehi River Corridor project.

My Moree is calling all local artists to submit designs to its mural competition as part of the Mehi River Corridor project.

My Moree has launched a new competition, encouraging residents to get creative while improving the aesthetics under the Dr Geoffrey Hunter Bridge.

The competition was launched on the My Moree Facebook page on Wednesday, March 6 and encourages local budding artists to enter a locally-inspired mural design which could take pride of place as a 14 metre-long artwork under the Dr Geoffrey Hunter Bridge.

The mural installation is part of Moree Plains Shire Council's Mehi River Corridor project, funded by the NSW government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund round one, designed to improve the overall amenity of the Moree township’s natural asset.

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“Many residents have already taken advantage of the shared pathways delivered in the first phase of the project," council’s senior communication officer Susannah Pearse said in a statement.

"This next stage will see the installation of a mural and LED lighting under the bridge, with static exercise equipment, additional picnicking infrastructure and seating to follow.

“We know that the Mehi River is of significant importance to our local people and culture and hence are keen to get the community involved in the project.”

The area under the Dr Geoffrey Hunter Bridge where the winning artwork will be installed.

The area under the Dr Geoffrey Hunter Bridge where the winning artwork will be installed.

Competition entrants have until midnight on Friday, March 29 to create their designs and upload an image of the design to the My Moree Facebook page in order for them to be considered.

Entries will be judged on the image’s popularity (likes and shares) on the My Moree Facebook page, its overall visual appeal and how well the mural represents the Moree Plains Shire and the My Moree brand.

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“We know from the My Moree Photography Competition and the Moree Portrait Prize that we have a large number of incredibly talented artists in the region and we cannot wait to see what they think is emblematic of our region and lives on the Plains,” Mrs Pearse said.

Artists of all ages are encouraged to enter and designs can be created with any medium, be it paint, pencil or PC, providing that the artist or their representative (for artists under 18 or those without a Facebook page) can load an image of the design to the My Moree Facebook page.

The lucky winner will receive $500 prizemoney in reward for their creative efforts.

Interested parties are encouraged to view and follow the My Moree Facebook page for further updates.

Full competition terms and conditions and details on how to enter the competition can be found at www.mpsc.nsw.gov.au/index.php/hot-topics/docman/news-and-topics/1298-my-moree-mural-competition-terms-and-conditions/file.