In collaboration with the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong Tourism Alliance, the Mid-Murray Council and Palmer’s Collier Park Community Association, South Australian artist Jack Fran has painted a mural on a 50 m section of the Mannum to Adelaide pipeline.
The 87 km long pipeline delivers raw River Murray water to SA Water’s drinking water treatment plant in Anstey Hill, before being distributed to thousands of customers across metropolitan Adelaide.
SA Water’s general manager of strategy, engagement and innovation Sandra Ricci said SA Water will continue to investigate ways to visually improve infrastructure for the benefit of the community.
“The Mannum to Adelaide Pipeline plays a critical role in delivering water to thousands of our customers, and we recognise the concrete exterior provides the perfect canvas for large-scale art projects for locals and passers-by through the region,” said Ricci.
“Taking just five days to paint, the artwork recognises the area’s amazing achievement of being recognised as the River Murray Dark Sky Reserve – one of only fifteen located around the world, and the only recognised dark sky reserve in Australia.
“This is an excellent example of people across the community working together to conceive yet another tourism attraction to the region, and to see the final product adorning the pipeline for everyone to enjoy is a credit to Jack and his talents.”
Tourism development manager with the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong Tourism Alliance, Bill Nehmy said the artwork would be a great benefit to the areas tourism sector.
“The River Murray area already has a diverse and popular range of silo artworks in Karoonda and Coonalpyn, and this piece provides yet another addition to this art trail,” said Nehmy.
“This will be a drawcard to bring tourists to our region for years to come, and we are excited for everyone to enjoy the end result.”
Click here to check out the expansive 50 m mural on SA Water’s socials.
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