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Dugan St Mural: Beyond Words
Location: Cnr Dugan Street & Hender Street, Keith
Artist: Julia Davis
Date completed: December 2023

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A brilliant new mural in Keith's Dugan Street has captured the essence of the close knit community, in a patriotic display of the town's most cherished treasures.

What began as an idea for a mural on the exterior wall of Keith's Beyond Words Bookshop evolved into a community-driven project, with overwhelming input from locals. 

Painted by talented artist and former local, Julia Davis, the Dugan Street mural is a vivid celebration of the town's icons and services. The colourful shelf of books pays homage to the town's sporting pride, the Keith Crows, the rich farming history, and the late Andy Caldecott, a legendary off-road motorcyclist who tragically died competing in the Dakar Rally. 

Prominently featured on the mural is a book titled "Help is on the way", a tribute to the town's dedicated volunteer emergency services. There's also a nod to Keith's famous Diesel and Dirt Derby, the local school, aged care home, golf club and the natural beauty of nearby hiking summit, Mount Monster. 

Anyone who's ever passed through with kids, will no doubt be familiar with Don Moseley Park - a popular place to stretch the legs and watch the kids ride the monorail. The tale of the lush green park also sits upon the bookshelf on the Dugan Street mural, despite a new chapter coming soon! 

This project was proudly funded by the Walkway Gallery and supported by the wonderful Beyond Words Bookshop and building owners Vermerran Bros. 

Image: Sarah Cunningham Photography.
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