Mural of a different stripe

Colin Twigg, Mike Makatron and Chuck Mayfield with the mural. Photo by Alesha Capone.

By Alesha Capone

A new mural is set become a creature feature – or perhaps an animal attraction – in Werribee’s CBD.

The mural, which has been painted on the side of the Twigg Family Law building in Watton Street, faces a laneway accessible to the public.

Twigg Family Law principal Colin Twigg said it took about five days for three artists to paint the mural.

The artists – Mike Makatron, Chuck Mayfield and Nitsuta – said the mural was inspired by animals at Werribee Open Range Zoo and flora and fauna along the Werribee River.

Mr Twigg said the idea for the mural came about due to the constant vandalism and tagging in the laneway.

“We kept getting graffiti out here, we would see it after every weekend,” he said.

Mr Twigg’s wife suggested he look at some of Makatron’s art, and the idea for the mural was born.

Mr Twigg said he was thrilled to see the finished mural last week.

Photo by Alesha Capone.

“It’s exceeded my expectations by 100 per cent,” he said.

“I’d like to see murals painted through Werribee, hopefully something like this takes off in the town.”

Mr Twigg said Wyndham council also provided support to the mural project.

Last year, two other murals were painted in Watton Street, as part of an initiative developed by the council, the Wyndham Business and Tourism Association, local businesses and building owners.