Hawkesbury City Council
David Cragg, Noni Cragg, Thomas Jackson
Cornucopia, Local Birds
In November 2018, Art Pharmacy Consulting was engaged by the Hawkesbury City Council to bring central Windsor to life with murals along the George Street mall as part of an exciting Windsor Mall mural project. This project aimed to revitalise the town centre for residents and businesses, bringing colour and vibrancy to the community.
As part of this project, the Art Pharmacy Consulting team engaged local community members in a publicly open meeting to discuss what they would like to see preserved, enhanced, or addressed during this project.
Community consultation was key to this project. Art Pharmacy Consulting set up a mailing list to keep the community updated, and collect feedback or any other relevant information that would help aid the project, properly reflecting the local values and needs. This page was also set up as a way to keep the community informed.
We built up a database of local artists to put forward as candidates for two sites volunteered by local resident and landlord, Darren Pead - Guy Stuff and Lollies N' Stuff.
Using information received from residents, as well as our own research and knowledge, we formed a public art narrative for the Windsor Mall and the wider Hawkesbury area. The final mural design needed to incorporate the narrative “Beauty and Abundance”. It was important to honor the deep and rich heritage of the area, spanning back thousands of years, but also to recognise the new, fresh life filling the Hawkesbury, drawing a connection between the two and reflecting the modern, contemporary lifestyle that exists in this beautiful rural setting.