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WAMA has appointed visual artist Mike Maka to create 2 building murals to be painted on the WAMA site, that will symbolise the interconnection between art, the natural environment and the community.

The paintings will be created on 2 portable buildings that will be used for future art and education programs within the nature-based learning and wildlife art precinct.

“We want to give the community a taste of WAMA and what we stand for”, said WAMA Patron, Glenda Lewin.

“This artwork is the perfect opportunity to communicate the interconnection between art and nature and the important roles of the environment and the community play in preserving our country’s natural beauty.”

“Mike Maka is a great fit for this project. We are very pleased to have him on board and excited to see how he will transform these walls into something uniquely beautiful.”

Mike Maka is a Melbourne based visual artist who is primarily a painter, working in a variety of media, mainly on walls, canvas and illustration on paper. 

Some of his recent works include being involved in the Australian Silo Art Trail and various nature-based street and wall art working both nationally and internationally.

“I’m excited to be working with WAMA to bring their portable buildings to life through wildlife art. I will be working closely with some local flora and fauna experts within the region to develop my conceptual designs.  The artworks will reflect the natural beauty of the Grampians in a creative way, that aligns with WAMA’s mission to celebrate the relationship between art, science and nature.”

Maka will commence his artwork on the WAMA site during September and will be viewable by the public to come and see him paint the murals over this period.