Family Life Mural Installed

Today, 26th April, the Family Life mural was erected on the Light Community Church, facing Main Street! Many thanks to the contributing artists: Alannah Cheshire, Maxine Donald, Jim Dunstan, Cathy Julien-Jaeschke, Roger Kalleske, Alice Tilley and very young artists Jacob Salmon and Oscar Tilley. Their original works were digitised and printed on to the panels which were then affixed to the Church walls.
All put together so very well by Kapunda graphic artist Danny Menzel, once again.
Thank you to those who contributed to its production financially and to the printers / installers, SIGN Trade Supplies from Angle Vale.
Also thank you to the Light Community Church for contributing their two walls to this project.


Kapunda Town History Mural awarded Community Project of the Year

Light Regional Council has announced that the Town History Mural has been awarded the Council’s “Community Project of the Year”. The mural has also been shortlisted in the Australian Street Awards.
2024 Citizen of the Year Award Winners Announced

Jon Povey recorded this video on the announcement:


Murals entered in the Australian Street Art Awards

Two entries in the Australian Street Art Awards have been submitted.
The ‘re-creation’ of the original ‘Town Mural’

and the first of the Mural Town Project murals, ‘The Post Office Mural’.

We will have to wait until next March to see the winners and all the wonderful entries from around Australia!


Town History Mural Now Installed

It has taken 100s of hours of work by volunteers, but the mural depicting various places and characters that have been significant in the history and culture of Kapunda has now been installed behind the Visitor Information Centre (Thompson Building).

The mural is the work of 3 local artists, Tony Hersey, Maxine Donald and Jon Povey.

The installation was performed by Brenton and Anthony Diener.


Town History Mural is progressing

The Town Mural ‘re-creation’ is moving along nicely.

KCG volunteer and artist Tony Hersey is doing this section (and other parts) of the mural. Tony also did the Military Mural near the memorial in Main St.

The Rawady brothers ran a deli opposite the Post Office for many years and were significant identities in the town.

The Hawke Foundry were particularly noted for their lacework, weighbridges and other items that you can see in the museum in Hill St.

The Celtic Festival until its recent demise, was a highlight of the year in Kapunda. This picture shows a street parade coming down Main St, with the North Kapunda hotel on the right (the dark building), and then the single story IGA and butcher’s shop closer to the viewer. This latter building has now been demolished to provide space for the Town Square. The Post Office has also been replaced.


Stage one of “History Mural” completed

We are very happy to report that the first half of the town ‘History Mural’ has now been redone. It has been slightly ‘condensed’ in size to fit the space where we hope it will be placed (subject to LRC approval). For those who remember, the old mural was rather faded and bluish (after a long life) so this version looks very colourful and different. Having been done by different artists it is also in a bit different style. However, be assured that when erected an information board will fully explain the original story and the people who contributed to both the original and the replacement.
The other half will be started in October


Lucas Street Mural awarded Best External Mural

The judges at the 2020 Australian Street Art Awards have judged Danny Menzel’s mural the “Best External Mural”.

Danny and his son Harry attended the presentation evening at the Sunshine Coast last week.

The judges said that “The mural is contributing significantly to making Australia a more vibrant, creative and interesting country – somewhere visitors will want to explore more keenly”.

They went on to say “We love that tourists can look into the eyes of people who made significant contributions to South Australia…. The fact that 15 local volunteers pulled together to create this sizeable mural under the experienced guidance of an artist it witness to the pride Kapunda residents obviously feel about the place their town placed in forging an economically triumphant South Australia”