Featured News



Juniors hear anti-violence against women message hear anti-violence against women message2018-05-14T14:00:00Z
Operation Bounce Back Bounce Back2018-05-14T14:00:00Z
Belmore sporting master plan sporting master plan2018-05-07T14:00:00Z
Free compost proves real hit compost proves real hit2018-05-07T14:00:00Z
The Voice artists to thrill at festival Voice artists to thrill at festival2018-05-07T14:00:00Z
Parry Park to take shape Park to take shape2018-04-30T14:00:00Z
Development times one of the fastest in NSW times one of the fastest in NSW2018-04-30T14:00:00Z
CCTV cameras for civic precinct cameras for civic precinct2018-04-23T14:00:00Z
Operation Miller Miller2018-04-23T14:00:00Z
Solar interest soars in CBCity interest soars in CBCity2018-04-16T14:00:00Z
Living Room to Campsie Festival Room to Campsie Festival2018-04-16T14:00:00Z
Nurse available at youth centre available at youth centre2018-04-09T14:00:00Z
Take flight in school holidays flight in school holidays2018-04-09T14:00:00Z
Youth Week will end with a spark Week will end with a spark2018-04-09T14:00:00Z
Planning Panels - abuse of power by state Panels - abuse of power by state2018-04-02T14:00:00Z
Stronger Communities Funds allocated Communities Funds allocated2018-04-02T14:00:00Z
Crime down in Canterbury-Bankstown down in Canterbury-Bankstown2018-03-27T13:00:00Z
RMS strikes again strikes again2018-03-27T13:00:00Z
New dog park for Canterbury-Bankstown dog park for Canterbury-Bankstown2018-03-27T13:00:00Z
Community input shapes city future input shapes city future2018-03-19T13:00:00Z
Discover your family history your family history2018-03-19T13:00:00Z
Big dance comes to CBCity dance comes to CBCity2018-03-12T13:00:00Z
Seniors in for a 'Berry' good time in for a 'Berry' good time2018-03-12T13:00:00Z
Canterbury-Bankstown Says NO To Domestic Violence Says NO To Domestic Violence2018-03-11T13:00:00Z
Futuristic vision set for CBCity 2028 vision set for CBCity 20282018-03-05T13:00:00Z
Government gives with one hand and takes with the other gives with one hand and takes with the other2018-03-05T13:00:00Z
Swimmers make splash at nationals make splash at nationals2018-02-26T13:00:00Z
Libraries valued by millions valued by millions2018-02-26T13:00:00Z
Make a difference on Clean Up Australia Day a difference on Clean Up Australia Day2018-02-20T13:00:00Z
Subsidised pet microchipping pet microchipping2018-02-20T13:00:00Z

Local wildlife inspires stunning mural

Local wildlife inspires stunning mural Canterbury-Bankstown’s diverse species of birdlife has inspired a Sydney artist commissioned to bring a local laneway to life. No wildlife bankstown mural wildlife bankstown mural  

Canterbury-Bankstown’s diverse species of birdlife has inspired a Sydney artist commissioned to bring a local laneway to life. 

Armed with brushes and aerosal paints, Thomas Jackson has produced a larger-than-life mural in the Marion Street pedestrian laneway. 

“A lot of my work is based on local wildlife and researching the native birds of the area I’m working in,” Mr Jackson said. 

“I wanted something that was visually striking, that people would recognise and interact with. 

“I’ve already had people stop and tell me about their memories related to the birds.” 

Mr Jackson chose to showcase a Kingfisher, Eastern Koel and Spotted Pardalote, three indigenous birds found in Canterbury-Bankstown. 

“I think in general, doing any public artwork, is a great way to brighten up an area. What would you rather look at, a pretty grim laneway or a vibrant wall? 

“Unlike an exhibition in a gallery, this wall will be around for a long time and people will be engaging with it for years, which is a pretty cool thing when you think about it.” 

This isn’t the first time Mr Jackson has created a mural of this kind and magnitude. His work is also on public display in Portland, Oregon, and he will be starting a new project in New York next month. 

Administrator, Richard Colley, said the final product was impressive and encouraged local residents to take a look. 

“This is something we can all be proud of,” Mr Colley said. 

“The beauty of our natural wildlife has been certainly been captured in the mural and is yet another interesting thing local residents and visitors alike can enjoy. 

“This is the fourth mural to be commissioned by Council and created in the City in the last six months. It complements the Telstra Exchange mural at Revesby; the flying fish mural at Mary Mackillop Park, Canterbury; and the Bulldogs’ community safety mural outside Belmore Sports Ground. Another five are in the planning stage.” 

 15/08/2017 9:34 AM