The Story Behind This Mural
The theme of this piece is the region’s natural diversity – local and migration – and our “connection”, as humans, to it. Jelly Fish, Manta rays, Tiger and Whale Sharks are species of plenty – they are beautiful and important to Fraser Coast’s rich ecology. Whale Sharks have been sighted off the Fraser Coast, but are more known for their West Australian habitation. Tiger Sharks are being tagged and researched so we can follow their migratory patterns along our coast. Irukandji Jelly Fish have been moving down our coast from Northern QLD for a number of years. It’s an understanding that we are all connected that allows us to understand that we are part of a very larger picture.
About the Artist
The artist, EJ Zyla from the Sunshine Coast, is a very talented self-taught artist with a predisposition for fine arts. She has a beautiful light style and uses highly detailed ‘other-worldly’ lines to form a visual that touches on our unique ecology – its energy and its connection to the intangible. With this exceptional design, she evokes a sense of curiosity for viewers of her work.
Contributors to this Mural
The Maryborough Mural Project relies entirely on the generosity of volunteers and sponsors from our local community. The artist’s commission for this mural was generously provided through former Mayor Chris Loft’s discretionary funds. The Committee would like to thank Mrs Tracey Christoffel, Ms Tracey Gray, Ms Dawn Vanderwolf, Mr Malcolm Finlayson and Mr Rai Whitten for their time and expertise in coordinating this mural. We would also like to thank Joe Lorenz, the owner of the building, and the following businesses for their kind and generous sponsorship of this mural.