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World Peace Mural
Photo by Robert Waye
The Story Behind This Mural
In a time of world conflict about race, sex and religion the Maryborough Mural Project has now made its contribution to this city’s wish for continued tolerance and acceptance and to celebrate our ‘differences’ – a wish for us all to continue to live in this community in peace. This mural was planned and designed to accompany our beautiful Peace Cake which is located at the beginning of the Trail in Maryborough’s City Hall. The Peace Cake commemorates the city’s Armistice Day celebrations. The relationship between the two pieces of art is illustrated through the duplicated symbology in the word “Peace” and the small sculptures placed on the Peace Cake. In this mural the addition of an olive branch into the mix symbolises peace and tolerance between world kind.
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 a 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 Councillor James Hansen’s discretionary funds. The Committee would like to thank Mrs Tracey Christoffel, Mr Mal Finlayson, Ms Tracey Gray, Mrs Dawn Vanderwolf, Mr Trevor Dyer, Mr Robert Waye, Mr Rai Whitten, Mr Ken Darvell, Ms Christine Darvell, Mr Darryl Wright, Ms Dorelle Rider, Ms Tracey Hough and Ms Karen Berry for their time and expertise in coordinating this mural. We would also like to thank Mr Brett Peters for the provision of scaffolding used by the artist, Ms Heather Locke from VIP Realty for her property management support, and Ms Kay Morgan Psychology for providing secure storage for the artist during mural production. The Committee would also like to thank the following businesses for their kind and generous sponsorship of this mural.