Water tower mural unveiled

Published: 30 September 2019

Water tower mural unveiled
At the unveiling of the water tower mural were (from left) Paul Turnbull, Kyra Mancktelow, Laing Rahner and Jay Christensen.

Once a utilitarian water tower, it’s now a vibrant reminder of the courageous individuals that make our community strong.

The Our Warriors mural on the Chester Park water tower at Boronia Heights was officially opened today.

Designed by artist Kyra Mancktelow, the mural depicts everyday heroes from her life, the ‘warriors’ who fight for justice and a better world.

The design is a fusion of Kyra’s Quandamooka heritage with the official colours of Logan City (royal blue and gold).

Logan City Council’s Director of Community Services Katie Barton-Harvey said the water tower is now a colourful landmark the city can be proud of.

“At 31m the Chester Park water tower has always stood out and now it will for its beauty within the natural bush setting,” she said.

“Kyra’s design has transformed the tower in to something that brightens the Logan landscape.

“It also weaves in an interesting indigenous narrative that we can all draw inspiration from.”

Kyra’s design was chosen from a large field of entries last year.

“It’s amazing seeing the concept of Our Warriors come to life in this way,” Kyra said.

“It’s been a real privilege to share such a personal and important story with such a wide audience.”

Picture caption: Artists Paul Turnbull, Kyra Mancktelow, Laing Rahner and Jay Christensen