Outstanding murals at airport

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Aboriginal artist extraordinaire Ann-Marie Keating has brightened up a wall of the departure room at Mareeba airport with a story-time mural she completed on Friday after many weeks of work.

The murals were sponsored by Mareeba Shire Council and a Regional Arts Development Fund grant.

An outstanding new mural depicting a natural calendar of seasons adorns the wall of the Mareeba Airport departure room. Artists Ann-Marie Keatring with daughters Jillahkull and Gullara.

Marie is a Koko-Muluridji traditional owner for Mareeba whose remarkable talent to record the town’s early history is well known after she and capable local artist Tom Cosic etched the district’s early beginnings onto the walls of the IGA arcade. It won the industry ASGA gold award for best wall mural in 2016.

In keeping with the history of the airstrip during WW2, Tom Cosic, has depicted two famous aircraft on another wall of the fledgling aviation museum.

Over two weeks he

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