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Fine art water tanks & silos for environmental awareness!

  • 1.  Fine art water tanks & silos for environmental awareness!

    Posted 02-03-2023 11:19
    Edited by Gabrielle Stacey 06-10-2023 16:23

    From the Murrumbateman community, tanks for the fine art

    Artist Jimmi Buscombe has created more than 35 pieces of mural art across Australia on everything from water tanks to silos.

    He’s painted favourite pets for people in nursing homes, ranging from Clydesdale horses to labradors, and has had his work hung in such prestigious exhibitions as the Doug Moran and the National Portrait prizes.

    But it is a project he has just completed in the small village of Murrumbateman, between Canberra and Yass, that has given him some of the greatest satisfaction.

    Two years ago he was contacted by the village’s Lions Club. They wanted his advice on how to beautify a 2.5-megalitre tank that was installed when a water pipeline was opened.

    “I ended up giving them a lot of time and energy because they were so enthusiastic and it was such a small community – and they weren’t getting any grants to help them do it,” Jimmi said. “I loved that they decided to take it on themselves.

    But when the committee mentioned it wanted the tank to highlight the plight of endangered species like the Gang Gang Cockatoo and Golden Sun Moth, “they ticked all my boxes”, Jimmi said.

    He was invited to come on board and, as of the end of this week, had spent a total of 178 hours on the project.

    His work is designed to not only portray the beauty that is the local bush life, but to also educate people, visitors and locals, about the importance of caring for our wildlife and environment.

    Read more on The RiotACT.

    See more of Jimmi's work, here!


    Emily Mason
    Sydney NSW