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Brave Lexie & Foxie Mural
The Story Behind This Mural
A dog and his young master were awarded the bronze medal for bravery, from the Royal Human Society in the Granville Shire Hall on 13 August 1927. On July 28 of that year young Lex Casperson was awakened by his dog “Foxie”. Lex then proceeded to rescue his sister and two brothers from the blazing house where the children were alone at the time. Maryborough Chronicle, 13 August 1927.
About the Artist
Artist Brian Tisdall has worked as a commercial artist since the early 1970’s. He is experienced in screen printing .airbrushing, custom painting, mural design, watercolour and mosaic work. He has won prizes throughout Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory including the Public Art with Theatre Of Life Artistry at Gympie Muster, the Acquisition Award at the Northern Territory Parliament House and the first prize for pavement art, at the Australian Body Art Festival 2011. Brian has his own airbrush business, Brianart, and teaches Master Art Classes around the Sunshine Coast.
Contributors to this Mural
The Maryborough Mural Project relies entirely on the generosity of volunteers and sponsors from our local community. The artist, Brian Tisdall, generously donated his time and resources to complete and install the mural. The Committee would like to thank Mrs Jan Carlson, Ms Tracey Christoffel, Mr Mal Finlayson, Ms Tracey Gray, Ms Bronwyn Mendoza, Mrs Dawn Vanderwolf, Mr Rai Whitten and Mr Mark Williams for their time and expertise in coordinating this mural. We would also like to thank the following businesses for their kind and generous sponsorship of this mural: