Vibrant, royal mural

THE heart of Elizabeth has been splashed in colour just in time for Playford’s first Fringe Festival next weekend.

Local artist Mimby Jones Robinson battled the heat last week to create a vibrant ‘royal-themed’ mural to celebrate the event.

“The inspiration was the Fringe venue, the Playford Palace,” she said.

“I said ‘I can paint my own version of a queen, like a queen goddess’, and this is what I came up with.

“We have gone a lot larger than what I intended, but I normally do that with my murals.

“Colour is what I specialise in because I am obsessed with rainbows and just the positivity behind colours.”

The artwork is, so far, proving popular and has received plenty of positive feedback from passers-by shoppers.

“I think it adds so much to the community, even just being here over the past few days, and even just speaking to a lady (walking past) she said ‘it just changes people’s moods’,” Miss Robinson said.

“People coming around and seeing some artwork take that into conversations and talk about art.

“I think it is inspiring, and aesthetically having a colourful piece in the area is amazing – on top of that, it connects people and brings people together.”

The mural is 10×10 metres in size and is located on the Target building’s outer wall at Elizabeth City Centre.

Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty said the mural creates an exciting space in the centre of Playford.

“It is really fantastic that, as part of the Fringe, Playford Council are working with northern suburbs’ artist Mimby to uplift a blank wall, which faces into our new plaza,” he said.

“It really shows that the heart of our CBD is not just business, but it is also about the creative arts and visual arts.

“What we have seen here is a really eclectic, dynamic and visually bright piece…lots of people are even stopping by and wanting photos, and wanting to be a part of this new iconic artwork in the heart of the City of Playford.”


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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