The Management Committee decided to make the Club House a brighter place with a themed mural to coincide with the new look promotions campaign and to also acknowledge the 84 years Cooroy Golf Club has been in existence in the Noosa Hinterland.
The committee approached Noosa Arts and Crafts President, Gabi Dick, who developed a design around a golfing theme, acknowledged wild life on the course and reflected the vibrancy of the Noosa Hinterland.
The depiction of a possum is appropriate as the early logo of the club included a possum. The frustration of golf is illustrated with a touch of humour. And the kookaburra is quintessential Australian wildlife.
History records that a platypus once made an area of the creek running through the course its’ home and became quite famous with a viewing point and signage. There have been rumored platypus sightings in recent times but no evidence.
Facilitated by Kim at PaintRight Noosa, 168 Eumundi Road Noosaville, Resene Paints Australia sponsored the supply of paint.
The mural start date was delayed as Noosa Open Studios occupied everybody at Noosa Arts and Crafts for a few weeks.
Work on the mural started on a Saturday night (the locals must have wondered what was going on) with tracing outlines of images projected onto the clubhouse walls. Sunday saw Gabi and Andrew Dick and Don Clelland blocking out the main colours ready for the artists, Trish, Annalise, Gabi, Dave, Richard and Jill from Noosa Arts & Crafts on Monday. Andrew and Don provided the supervision.
Also thanks to Ron Blount and Grant Smallacombe for the loan of scaffolding and Club Manager, Wayne Patston for providing the coffee.
The finished result is quite impressive – drop in for a cold drink or hot coffee and have a look at the artwork.