On our road trip in April we stopped to see that dam mural before heading into Collie where we found a
coal gold mine of street art depicting the history of the town. Collie, known mostly as a coal producing centre, is surrounded by jarrah forest and is the only coalfield in WA. Once referred to 'as a dirty mining town' it did in 2006 win the Australian Tidy Town Award because of 'the commitment of the community to recycling, waste management, beautification and community projects'. There were many more excellent murals than the few I've shown here painted by a group of artists shown below..
.. but my favourite is of the Ngarngungudditj Waargyl (excellent link) the manifestation of the all-knowing all-seeing Rainbow Serpent so vitally significant in Noongar lore. Painted by International Noongar artist Lance Chadd, oh how I would love to have a piece of his work, will have to keep saving for that :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..