This inspiring mural, commissioned in a partnership with Paralowie Village and the City of Salisbury, was completed in March this year by internationally acclaimed street artist Mike Makatron.

In order to celebrate the incredible diversity present in the City of Salisbury and surrounds the theme of the artwork needed to involve embracing multiculturalism, diversity and highlight the culture and identity of the community of Paralowie and South Australia which is embodied perfectly in Mike’s mural.

“The mural has a dual theme of multiculturalism and sustainability, with the eyes representing wisdom of our Traditional Owners, looking out from the sky onto nature.  The pixelated colour play throughout the sky symbolises the wide range of cultures present in Salisbury. The flowers chosen are the Eucalyptus flower, and the Sturt Desert Pea as a nod to the state of South Australia.” says Makatron.

Students of Settler’s Farm Campus, where the mural sits opposite, were invited for an exclusive meet and greet with the artist which encouraged them to engage with the painting of the mural, ask Mike some questions about his journey through art as well as seek advice for any budding artists in an enriching and inspiring session.

It is envisaged this mural will be the first of many more to be commissioned as part of a larger project, which will continue to engage the community and showcase the incredible abilities of Australian artists.

Next time you’re at Paralowie Village, be sure to check out his incredible work at the back of Coles Paralowie Village, overlooking the Bolivar Road drainage reserve.