Bird mu­ral

Re­minder mar­ries name to town

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Front Page -

A re­cently in­stalled mu­ral in Cowaramup is al­ready gar­ner­ing at­ten­tion and be­com­ing a pop­u­lar back­drop for vis­i­tors to the re­gion.

Fre­man­tle artist Bren­ton See was asked to spruce up the Cowaramup Li­ons Shed in Oc­to­ber.

He told the Times it was a good chance to re­mind vis­i­tors that “Cow Town” was named af­ter the cow­ara — the pur­ple-crested lori­keet —and not the dairy in­dus­try.

“They wanted to jazz it up a lit­tle so they got in touch with me,” See said.

His fam­ily was al­ready con­nected to the Cowaramup Li­ons and the artist said he was happy to help.

“It’s to let peo­ple know that it’s not named af­ter cows, but named af­ter the bird,” he said.

The mis­un­der­stand­ing was a com­mon bone of con­tention for Cowaramup res­i­dents.

“It’s good to just let peo­ple know that,” See said.

The mu­ral has al­ready fea­tured on­line and in wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phy cho­sen by vis­i­tors to the re­gion.

A Perth cou­ple cap­ture their mar­riage vows against the colour­ful back­drop.

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