WINNERS: Allora artists and brothers Malcolm and Kerry Nicholson with their mural masterpiece.
WINNERS: Allora artists and brothers Malcolm and Kerry Nicholson with their mural masterpiece. Alysha Sparks

Two brothers creating mural art since before it boomed

MURAL painting is a trend that is enjoying an explosive boom over recent years, but Kerry and Malcolm Nicholson have been creating the artworks for 40 years.

The Allora brothers' skill and experience was recognised when they competed and picked up an award at the Jamestown Mural Festival last week.

Kerry said the main goal was to depict the theme, Colours of the Outback.

He said the pieces often highlighted the hunger for creative expression in society.

"People need to see artistic ways of expressing yourself,” he said.

The acclaimed artist said murals were surging in popularity due to a demand for unique expression through art among people of all ages.

Alongside a collection of other artists, the Nicholson's completed a painting on one of Warwick's public toilet blocks during a recent project to brighten up the region.

Their project, called The Missing Piece, can be seen in Victoria Park.

Kerry said it was inspired by his son and the child's discovery of their backyard fish pond.

He revealed plans for some new mural artworks to be placed around the region.

"There are some (plans) in the pipeline,” he said.

Kerry said he and Malcolm were now working on a composition in the Granite Belt.



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