‘Rainbow Serpent’ Point Cook, Melbourne Victoria

This Mural is 37 metres long and painted by hand on a road, Murnong Street, Point Cook which is used as a Pop-up Park for special events and festivals by the local community. These events are organised by CoLocal a Not for Profit organisation in collaboration with Stockland.

We chose the theme of the Rainbow Serpent for its strong connection to the Aboriginal community and because of the strong diverse community of Point Cook. The Rainbow Serpent is of course made up of many different colours, and so representing the diversity of the local community. It has been so great working alongside community members and Colocal Founder and project coordinator Sara Mitchell. Sara has been a hands-on leader throughout the project and an inspiration.

Thanks so much to Sara Mitchell, her husband Demos, all our generous, enthusiastic, and amazing volunteers, Keliope, Zoe Phersson and Amelia Phersson, Sukhmani, Pat, Kavita, Beanish, Mathew Kalahari, Jo. We would still be painting the road if it weren’t for all their assistance. Thanks also to the cleaners who were always helpful and assisting in getting the surface ready each day so we could paint.

Thanks to Stockland and all their wonderful staff here and in Sydney. Thanks to Fatima and her team for all their help and encouragement. Thanks to all the people in the Point Cook community who encouraged us and showed their gratitude for what we were doing because it was all for them.

Thanks to the Bunurong Land Council for allowing us to create our Rainbow Serpent.

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