Lu­mi­nes­cent mu­ral bright­ens church vis­its

Broome Advertiser - - News - Jakeb Wad­dell

A Perth-based artist who has trans­formed build­ings and spa­ces around the State added her own touch of vi­brancy to a Broome church re­cently.

Linzi Carter brought the lo­cal Vic­tory Life au­di­to­rium to life last month with a new mu­ral in­spired by the beauty of the Kim­ber­ley town and mes­sages of faith.

Ti­tled “Open Heaven”, the wall is now em­bla­zoned with a de­pic­tion of a typ­i­cal Broome sun­rise and a pearl emerg­ing from its shell.

Carter said the art com­bined the mes­sage of the church with the town’s nat­u­ral beauty.

“This work cel­e­brates the tran­quil and vi­brant beauty of Broome’s land, sea and sky,” she said.

“It speaks of a new day, a new sea­son and the process of trans­for­ma­tion, high­lighted by the pres­ence of a lu­mi­nes­cent pearl present in its shell.”

Carter has made a name for her­self as a tal­ented, pro­fes­sional mu­ral­ist in Perth af­ter re­vamp­ing shop­ping cen­tres, schools and com­mer­cial spa­ces around the metropoli­tan area.

Vic­tory Life Broome se­nior min­is­ter Peter Basell said the space was now invit­ing for mem­bers and vis­i­tors.

“It has added a vi­brancy to the room that makes you just want to sit down and en­joy the en­vi­ron­ment,” he said.

“It re­ally fits into our Broome theme and the idea that there is an open heaven over us.

“It is a su­perb ef­fort and I am blown away by what Linzi has been able to en­cap­su­late with this mu­ral.”

The mu­ral was funded by auc­tion­ing off the lo­cal art that orig­i­nally cov­ered the wall of the au­di­to­rium.

Carter was se­lected as the mu­ral­ist through her con­nec­tion with Vic­tory Life as a chil­dren’s min­istry leader in Perth.

Pic­ture: Jakeb Wad­dell

Artist Linzi Carter in front of the new mu­ral in the Vic­tory Life Broome au­di­to­rium.

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