Monday, December 18, 2017

Final murals communicate importance of togetherness

David Lee December 23, 2014
MURALS COMPLETED… From left, Ethnic Council of Shepparton Development Committee Officer, Khaluf Salin, Shepparton Police, Senior Constable Matthew Walker and local Artist, Tank. Photo: Kelly Lucas.

MURALS COMPLETED… From left, Ethnic Council of Shepparton Development Committee Officer, Khaluf Salin, Shepparton Police, Senior Constable Matthew Walker and local Artist, Tank. Photo: Kelly Lucas.

AFTER more than eight months, the latest and final two of seven murals painted on the wall outside the Shepparton Police Station, relaying the important message of togetherness, are set to be completed by Christmas.
Created in a bid to brighten the look and feel of the station and to illustrate the strong community involvement Shepparton Police have with the region, the final two murals, titled ‘We’re All the Same’ and ‘Family Violence,’ artistically communicate that regardless of age, wealth status or colour that we are all the same and should be united and that strong family relationships are important.
The other five murals have seen a display of police associative programs and connections within the Greater Shepparton community including the Street Night Rider Bus, the Cool Heads program, Wipe Out, a mural on police in the community and an indigenous art piece which demonstrates the strong relationship between local police and the aboriginal community.
Six of the seven murals were painted by local Artist, Tank, who is better known in the Greater Shepparton area as one of the artists who painted the Mooving Art pieces.
Tank said, “We’re All the Same depicts a multicultural community and was put together with guidance from the Ethnic Council of Shepparton, and Family Violence depicts two children walking home together to symbolise the importance of good relationships between family members.
“It’ll be good to see all of the murals finished off and completed.”