Community Murals

Hinkler Central is committed to transforming our centre into a captivating space for the Bundaberg community. Two artworks have recently been commissioned to reflect the life and culture of the local area.

 

Tim Phibs Mural

Phibs Marinelife Mural

One of Australia's most respected and renowned names in street art, Tim Phibs has completed an enormous, environmentally themed mural that welcomes the arrival of the endangered loggerhead turtle for their annual nesting/hatching season at Mon Repos on Bundaberg's shoreline. Phib's public art works are prolific across the globe and we are honoured to have his artwork at Hinkler Central. Phib's mural has been included in the Bundaberg Turtle Map available from the Bundaberg Information Centre.

 

Chern'ee Sutton "Couple" Mural

"Couple" is a painted tribute by Chern'eeSutton and local kids at risk to the Dreamtime story of the carpark snake as told by the Taribelang Bunda people.

• The turtles are a totem of the Taribelang Bunda people and they represent their connection to the land, sea and air ofthe Bundaberg region. To this day if you look close enough you can still see “Couple” in the tail of the carpet snake and his wife in the tail of the lungfish.

• The blue handprints represent the Bundaberg Police and the Hinkler Central team.

• The brown handprints represent the Taribelang Bunda elders, local youth and the local Indigenous community.

• The white footprints represent local youth; with each walking their own separate journey until they meet and start walking together with respect for each other.

• The kangaroo and emu footprints represent the Bundaberg community moving forward and working together.

 

We would like to thank the community members who participated in the creation of both art pieces and we look forward to bringing more exciting creative projects to Hinkler Central.