Ellen’s mural helps put Two Wells on the map

If you travel along the Two Wells/Gawler Road on a regular basis you may have noticed a piece of artwork slowly emerging on the signal box adjacent to the railway crossing.

Taking shape is a lovely mural by local Lewiston artist Ellen Steyn.

Sponsored by the Two Wells and Lewiston Neighbourhood Watch group, the project aims to reduce graffiti on the problem building while at the same time create a long-lasting piece of artwork reflective of the domestic and native animals of the area.

“We look after those two railway buildings, and every time there’s graffiti on it we buy paint and paint it out,” Neighbourhood Watch chairperson, Anne Porter, explained.

“We thought if there was a mural or something on it, it might discourage people from defacing it.”

Anne said the mural would depict local domestic and native animals, with the group also hoping to have the words “Two Wells” painted on one wall to help people in passing trains identify the town as they passed through.

The project has been approved by the Australian Railway Track Corporation (ARTC), with Anne saying the group hoped to also have a mural painted on the signal box at the Old Port Wakefield Road and Hayman Road intersection in the future.

Ellen has volunteered her time and skills to paint the mural, which may take up to 12 months to complete.

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