MOUNT ISA: THE OUTBACK OASIS
THE FIRST MURAL
Unveiled on the 20th of September in 2019, Mt Isa was the first community to take the plunge into the arts and create a mural that represented their town, their story, and their landscape.
As the first mural in the Trailblazing the West art trail, we couldn't be prouder of the results! Have you seen the beautified water tank in Mt Isa yet?
If not, grab your maps and plan a trip - you won't want to miss it!
Rich in Fauna and Flora
An Outback Celebration of its colourful & natural delights!
Have you visited our regions natural oasis yet? Plan a trip this 2020 when making the Trailblazing the West art trail journey!
Mt Isa has always been noted for its picturesque landscape and coal mines, however the region also celebrates a gleaming mirage of colourful and unique flora and fauna that brings beauty, vibrancy and awe to the harshness of the country. Travel desolate dusty roads and open skies, to then see sudden waterfalls and tropics - truly, expect the unexpected when visiting this vibrant region!
Amongst beautiful scenery, Mt Isa boasts ample places to fish; with the Barramundi a top catch for many enthusiasts. Camping, fishing, relaxing or simply enjoying the outback sunsets is guaranteed must for every traveller visiting this amazing region! Check out Lake Moondarra for a Mt Isa destination that takes outback camping and fishing to another level.
Birdlife in the Outback connects people to the wilderness, and you can’t help but be captivated by the resilience and beauty of the birds that inhabit the region. Mt Isa has lots to offer for avid birdwatchers – if you're interested in a Bird Watching Tour or photography opportunity – check out Tracks Birding & Photography Tours, Great Northern Tours, or Bellbird Birding Tours to make your trip unforgettable!
You may even be lucky to sight a unique Kalkadoon Grasswren that inhabits the area near the water tank – and if not, you could always take a selfie with the giant one painted on the tank!
About the Artist
David Houghton, emerging Sunshine Coast artist
The incredible David Houghton, an emerging artist from the Sunshine Coast, has jumped on board with Red Ridge to deliver our newest public art project: Trailblazing the West!
As Trailblazing the West is all about representing our regional towns through public mural art on water tanks, David Houghton and Mt Isa couldn't be a better match! Specializing in flora and fauna, David has undertaken the task of painting Mt Isa's natural beauty - from lush waterfalls, picturesque springs, sprawling Outback skies and an array of birdlife, we can't wait to see David's finished piece that will celebrate the natural wonder of Mt Isa!
With an array of outstanding public art murals already across the Coast, David Houghton Art is certainly going to kick our project off with a bang this year!