Indigenous mural to adorn Logan City Council art gallery at Logan Central

A GRAND total of 217 multicultural groups are represented in Logan's newest mural unveiled at the Logan Art Gallery.

PENNY AND THE TEAM: Council's mural team artist Jay Christensen, community elder Aunty Peggy Tidyman, artist Paul Turnbull and Cr Laurie Koranski with the mural at the Logan Art Gallery.

PENNY AND THE TEAM: Council's mural team artist Jay Christensen, community elder Aunty Peggy Tidyman, artist Paul Turnbull and Cr Laurie Koranski with the mural at the Logan Art Gallery.

Elder Aunty Peggy Tidyman designed the Cycles of Change mural.

Four shortlisted designs were chosen through an expression of interest.

Logan City Council's mural team artists Jay Christensen and Paul Turnbull painted the mural on the outside of the gallery.

Cr Laurie Koranski said thousands of people would see the mural each day when travelling along Jacaranda Ave at Logan Central.

"It will serve as a lasting reminder of Logan's vast and rich Indigenous and cultural history," Cr Koranski said.

The mural tells the story of more than 60,000 years of change.

The mural's symbols and markings highlight different aspects of indigenous culture, the land and Logan's history.

First nations and Logan's 12 divisions are symbolised by blue circles.

Different coloured dots throughout the artwork represent Logan's 217 multicultural groups.

Blue and cream dots on the mural stand for council's logo - the coast banksia flower.

Aunty Peggy, a Gunggari descendant and Elder from Mitchell in western Queensland, said she was proud to see her artwork on the gallery wall.

"It's given me a lot of pride, not only in myself and my culture, but also in my community," she said.

Aunty Peggy said it had taken her about two months to come up with the design.

"Once I had the concept, the artwork was straight forward," she said.

Aunty Peggy embraced art after retiring in 2016 from a 32-year career as a counsellor with Education Queensland.

She said she enjoyed sharing the strength and wisdom of her culture with others through art.