Rural murals could give town visitors more reason to stay
COLOURFUL works of art are being splashed on silos and buildings around Australia and now a Southern Downs town is hoping to get in on the action.
Jenny Warren and Lian Miller from Killarney are behind a push to create large murals throughout the town as a tourist attraction.
Ms Warren said big businesses had shut down in the town in recent years so remaining businesses relied heavily on local support.
Murals would give visitors an incentive to stop and support businesses in Killarney, she said.
"We have a lot to offer tourists but they go through the main street and keep going,” she said.
She said a mural depicting a horse and coach in front of the post office could go on the toilet block in Canning Park.
The artworks will be historical to educate people about the area.
"It's an old town and the history is being lost,” she said.
The women are in discussions with a mural artist and have planned a fundraising bowls day on September 22.
It will cost $12 for bowls and afternoon tea or $15 for a meal.
To join the fundraiser, phone Killarney Bowls Club on 46641214.