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Mural Workshop

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Public art plays an important role in creating a sense of place and a connection to place, it tells local stories and reflects its community’s identity. Through this workshop program, our aim is to upskill and create a strong diverse network of locally based visual artists who can apply for future public art commissions in our region.

Council is now inviting local artists to express their interest to participate in a FREE all-inclusive multi day mural workshop.

Participants will learn steps involved in such topics as: 

  • Answering a design brief
  • Working with a commissioning body
  • Upscaling designs
  • Which materials for where
  • Site preparation and safety

    And, you will get hands-on and apply your new found skills on a live mural site in Port Macquarie!

Workshop Facilitator

Your Mural Master is renowned artist, designer and mural aficionado Mike Shankster 

Through his stylistic, sharp unique artwork, Mike supplies a window to escape from the modern world, a mix of realistic lines blended into complex traditional feel.

As a disenfranchised youth, Mike did not conform to high school education, as he became a year 10 drop out, turning his focus into his creativity by enrolling in a graphic Arts and Prepress Apprenticeship. With an aptitude towards illustration, Mike progressed his skills in the applied arts. Beginning as a humble first year, his career progressed until he became an art director.

While gaining professional experience in applied arts, Mike’s real talent in illustration and fine arts became more of a personal drive. Leaving the stifling nature of the corporate world, mike began his journey into freelance design.

Throughout the last ten years, Mike has focused his talents on commercial advertising and branding, painting, digital illustration and commissioned public murals. 

Key dates

Days 1 & 2 

Dates: Monday 5 July and Tuesday 6 July 2021

The Port Macquarie Makers Space
4 Albert Circuit Port Macquarie

Time: 10am - 4pm each day
  • Responding to an Expression of Interest (EOI) and supporting EOI artwork narratives
  • Designing processes and presentation
  • Developing an online portfolio
  • OH&S workplace safety
  • Artwork application and roll out

Days 3 & 4

Dates:  Saturday 10 July and Sunday 11 July 2021
Location:  To be confirmed
Time:  10am - 4pm each day
  • Mural painting onsite in Port Macquarie

Interested in being involved?

Please note places are very limited; applications are open to local residents only.

We would love to hear from you if you a passionate visual artist/designer who is keen to upskill and break into the realm of public art. 

Expressions of Interest 

The EOI process will allow us to best determine who will glean the greatest value from this opportunity for their future art practice.

Click HERE to submit your EOI

Open - Friday 28 May 2021

Close - Friday 11 June 2021




This page was last updated on: 26 May 2021