Colouring in Whyalla

A colourful mural detailing some of Whyalla’s top tourist attractions was unveiled at the Sundowner Cabin and Tourist Park last week.

The mural was designed by Stuart High School Student Support Officer Stacey Brougham, and was painted with the help of students and staff.

The cuttlefish at Point Lowly, HMAS Whyalla, the Point Lowly Lighthouse, the Whyalla Marina, and the Hummock Hill lookout are all illustrated in the mural.

To help design the mural Ms Brougham asked her friends ‘what’s the first thing you think of when you hear ‘Whyalla’?’ and put together a list of the most popular responses.

“I wanted to also incorporate the Whyalla City Council’s colours and get an indigenous feel in there as well because Whyalla has a strong indigenous community,” she said.

“I’m really happy with how the mural has turned out, the students did an amazing job.”

Stuart High School Aboriginal Secondary Education Transition Officer Tamy Pond said the process of the creating the mural had been fantastic for students.

“The students, some of whom are artists, got to experience what goes into developing a painting. That includes the business side of it which involves a lot of effort,” she said.

“I’m so proud of the students and our artist Stacey Brougham, we could not have done it without her. The students have been so committed, working after hours and in the school holidays to get this done.

“There were a lot of barriers but we were able to push through and show what we love about Whyalla.”

Sundowner Park Manager Amy McGrigor said the mural was a welcome addition to the cabin park, which would help promote Whyalla to new visitors.

“Having the main focus points being on locations gives guests an idea of what we have to offer and what they can go and visit around Whyalla,” she said.

“It highlights all the main feature points in Whyalla, it looks fantastic.

“The detail that’s gone into it is just extraordinary.”