Coonamble is a town on the central-western plains of New South Wales. It lies on the Castlereagh Highway, north-west of Gilgandra and south of Walgett.
The 25 metre high Coonamble Water Tower was painted by John Murray and Sooty Welsh. It was completed in June 2017 and took 11 days to complete. Background spaying was by Bob Barrett.
It was commissioned by the Coonamble Shire Council and features Australian Pink and Grey Galahs, fence posts to signify the rural aspect of Coonamble, plus the sun, moon and the southern cross.
Aboriginal dreamtime artwork is also a feature on the water tank, this part was completed by local artist Sooty Walsh.
Aerial image by Tex See
John and Sooty photo credit 📸 Viki Murray
I thoroughly recommend that you follow the John Murray Facebook Page, his artwork is just amazing.