CAM­PASPE Fon­terra mu­ral re­ceives art award

Shepparton News - Country News - - AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS 2018 -

Fon­terra Stan­hope has re­ceived the Cam­paspe Shire Arts Group of the Year Award for its 48 m long mo­saic mu­ral — re­cently de­clared the largest mo­saic mu­ral in the South­ern Hemi­sphere.

Known as the ‘Leg­endary Mu­ral’, the artis­tic mas­ter­piece con­tains about 18 000 pho­to­graphs pro­vided by the com­mu­nity that to­gether form a mo­tif de­pict­ing the his­tory of the lo­cal dairy in­dus­try.

A cof­fee ta­ble book has also been pub­lished de­tail­ing the story.

‘‘Fon­terra has con­trib­uted greatly to the lo­cal com­mu­nity and economy with the mu­ral prov­ing to be a ma­jor draw­card with the num­ber of vis­i­tors to the town in­creas­ing since its con­struc­tion,’’ Cam­paspe Shire Mayor Adrian We­ston said.

‘‘On be­half of coun­cil and the com­mu­nity, I con­grat­u­late all the win­ners and nom­i­nees of the Australia Day awards across the shire.

‘‘We are, in­deed, priv­i­leged to have such out­stand­ing cit­i­zens in our midst, in­spir­ing us all through your high stan­dards, gen­eros­ity and pas­sion for com­mu­nity.’’

Cam­paspe Shire Australia Day award win­ners: CAM­PASPE: ■ Ci­ti­zen of the Year: Ken­neth Wal­ter. ■ Young Ci­ti­zen of the Year: Kaija Pedler. ■ Sportsper­son of the Year: Peter Raglus. ■ Ju­nior Sportsper­son of the Year: Mar­ley McCon­nell. ■ Com­mu­nity Event of the Year: Rosie Batty Gala Din­ner. ■ Arts Group of the Year: Fon­terra Stan­hope. ECHUCA: ■ Ci­ti­zen of the Year: Ken­neth Wal­ter. ■ Young Ci­ti­zen of the Year: Kaija Pedler. ■ Sportsper­son of the Year: Jes­sica Pitts. ■ Ju­nior Sportsper­son of the Year: Poppy Palmer. ■ Com­mu­nity Event of the Year: Rosie Batty Gala Din­ner. ■ Arts Group of the Year: Echuca Moama Artists. ROCHESTER: ■ Ci­ti­zen of the Year: Mar­jory Sharp. ■ Young Ci­ti­zen of the Year: Not awarded. ■ Sportsper­son of the Year: An­nette Br­ere­ton. ■ Ju­nior Sportsper­son of the Year: Laura Dob­son. ■ Com­mu­nity Event/Group of the Year: Ded­i­ca­tion of the Nan­neella War Memo­rial, Nan­neella Sol­diers Memo­rial Hall and Re­cre­ation Re­serve Com­mit­tee.

Arts Group of the Year: Two Weeks quilt ex­hi­bi­tion. KYABRAM: ■ Ci­ti­zen of the Year: Sharon and Michael Cromp­ton. ■ Young Ci­ti­zen of the Year: Madeleine Will­sher. ■ Sportsper­son of the Year: Paul New­man. ■ Ju­nior Sportsper­son of the Year: Ai­dan Robinson. ■ Com­mu­nity Event of the Year: Kyabram RV Coun­try Music Fes­ti­val 2017. ■ Arts Per­son/Group of the Year: Not awarded. TONGALA: ■ Ci­ti­zen of the Year: David Simkin. ■ Young Ci­ti­zen of the Year: Not awarded. ■ Sportsper­son of the Year: Not awarded. ■ Ju­nior Sportsper­son of the Year: Mar­ley McCon­nell. ■ Com­mu­nity Group of the Year: Ky­val­ley Swim­ming Club. ■ Arts Per­son/Group of the Year: Not awarded. RUSH­WORTH: ■ Ci­ti­zen of the Year: Mar­ion Ri­ley. ■ Young Ci­ti­zen of the Year: Not awarded. ■ Sportsper­son of the Year: Peter Raglus. ■ Ju­nior Sportsper­son of the Year: Not awarded. ■ Com­mu­nity Group of the Year: Rush­worth RSL. ■ Arts Group of the Year: Fon­terra Stan­hope.

Award win­ner . . . De­tail from the Fon­terra Stan­hope mo­saic, cre­ated with thou­sands of photos sub­mit­ted by lo­cal peo­ple.

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