A new commemorative stamp issue released today from Australia Post showcases water tower art across Australia and features our Gulargambone mural ‘Lucky Dip’. The stamp series showcases four water tower murals from across Australia, highlighting the artistic achievements of regional communities.
‘Lucky Dip’, painted by Jenny McCracken and produced by Andi Mether in 2018, is located next to the football ground in the central western town of Gulargambone and references the importance of water to then drought stricken community. The artwork has transformed the drab water tower into a huge glass of water, depicting an iridescent blue kingfisher in search of food. As its main water source, the tower stands over the town like a glowing blue beacon of hope.
The Water Tower Art stamp issue demonstrates the vibrancy and creativity of regional Australian art.
Australia Post Philatelic Manager Michael Zsolt said the murals were a fantastic way to encourage tourism to regional towns and highlight some of the unique experiences that exist in regional Australia.
“In addition to attracting visitors, these large, striking artworks often feature local people and culture, paying homage to those who have served their community, celebrating local history and wildlife and raising awareness of local issues.”
The Water Tower Art stamp issue includes a first day cover, stamp pack, maxicards and a decorative minisheet. They are available from today at participating Post Offices while stocks last.
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