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Waikerie Art Trail

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Published November 12th 2022
Murals and sculptures along the streets of Waikerie
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Lifecycle of a Rain Moth

Besides a stunning silo art, the Riverland township of Waikerie also boasts numerous other murals and sculptures along its streets. These art pieces have had plenty of positive feedback from the local community and it is hoped that they will continue to be a significant drawcard for tourism.

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Lifecycle of a Rain Moth

Jimmy Dvate, one of the amazing silo artists, has returned to paint the lifecycle of a Rain Moth on Foodland's long wall as well as a portrait of the Murray Cod at the corner of Peake Terrace and Rowe Street. The town's name came from the Ngawait word "wei kari" which refers to the Rain Moth. These moths usually emerge from their cocoons after the autumn rains to mate and lay eggs. As for the Murray Cod, it is one of the largest freshwater fish in Australia, but unfortunately, its population has declined over the past years. Both paintings look very realistic and lifelike.

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Portrait of the Murray Cod

Just off Peake Terrace, you'll find a mural created by local artist Susan Skujins. The artwork provides a glimpse into the town's early history when paddle steamers played a crucial role. Two of these vessels, the PS Waikerie and the PS Etona, have been beautifully illustrated. Tucked away behind the Rain Moth Gallery, this mural was a little difficult to locate at first. We had to deliberately search for it again and again.

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Paddle steamers

For some interaction, the delightful angel wings on the Australia Post building will have you posing and taking photos in no time. Riverland artist Jacqui Mason purposefully chose bright colours for the mural which proved popular among the younger generation.

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Rain Moth metal works

Two sculptures can be seen around town in addition to the murals. Depicting the Rain Moth once again are metal works at the entrance to the riverfront on Leonard Norman Drive. And, Garry Duncan's old-jetty model, built in recognition of Waikerie's first storeowner, is located in front of Woolworths.
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Beautiful artwork. Hopefully will draw visitors to the town.
by Bev (score: 2|153) 20 days ago
The worm look so real.
by mytsl (score: 2|133) 18 days ago
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