Colour added to The Co-op redevelopment

A WALL of colour is currently being added to The Co-op’s $36 million redevelopment project, enhancing Nuriootpa’s main street.

The new shopping precinct, which is still under construction, has created a buzzing energy for Murray Street’s southern end, particularly since The Co-op’s new Foodland supermarket was completed only weeks ago.

The mural artwork, which is being created by local artist Marnie Wark, with the help of locals, will cover a 30-metre wall facing the main street.

The Co-op’s human resources co-ordinator, Annemarie West, said the community’s reaction to the mural is fantastic, and she is excited to see the finished product.

“We are really excited that we have filled the spaces that Marnie had available,” she said.

“The feedback we have had from our members about this opportunity is amazing.

“People love that The Co-op is supporting the arts and providing opportunities for members to join in with an exciting feature of the new Co-op Shopping Centre.”

The mural is just one result of The Co-op’s art focus, with another recent initiative involving local secondary students submitting designs that will be used by The Co-op in the future.

Ms Wark judged the competition and awarded Nuriootpa High School student Laura James, whose design will be printed on a shopping tote bag made available at The Co-op.

The mural will be completed this month.

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Growing up in Roseworthy and attending Kapunda High School, Laura joins The Bunyip in June, 2016 whilst completing the final year of a double degree in Journalism and International Relations at University of SA. This is Laura's first role as a Journalist following a stint at Gawler Council in the Communications Department. She will cover the news in the Playford and Mallala council regions. Outside of work, Laura enjoys anything health and well-being related, and can be regularly seen shopping for fresh, healthy produce at local markets.

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