The Deni Ute Muster is aiming to bring a new form of entertainment to this year’s event with a live mural painting.
The project will be created over two days at the 21st annual Deni Ute Muster on October 4 and 5.
Once completed about midday on the Saturday, patrons and community members at the Muster will be able to use the mural as a backdrop to take photos and share.
Deni Play on the Plains Festival Ltd general manager Vicky Lowry said The Blender Studio Melbourne will commission a street artist to paint the mural on an 8mx2.5m permanent constructed concrete wall.
‘‘The art mural will display the history and story of the Deni Ute Muster,’’ she said.
‘‘Art serves to enrich the physical, economic, social and cultural elements of a community, so this project will bring people together and create a sense of belonging.
‘‘It will also create a source of entertainment with the mural having a story to be shared.
‘‘The project will bring entertainment, joy and promote diversity of culture and by creating a permanent art mural on the Deni Ute Muster site, this piece of art will be connected to the community.
‘‘The project will also attract media which in turn will attract tourism, which is very beneficial for Deniliquin.’’
The Ute Muster is hoping to get funding from the My Community Project fund and has applied for a $23,045 grant.
Recipients are determined by a public vote, at https://mycommunityproject.service.nsw.gov.au/.
This year’s Muster promises to be a big celebration with American country music superstar Tim McGraw headlining the event.
Also on the main stage will be Lee Kernaghan, John Williamson, Beccy Cole, Ross Wilson, Travis Collins, Adam Harvey, Sunny Cowgirls, Ben Ransom and Aleyce Simmonds.
But the Muster is not all about music.
In addition to the traditional Singlet Muster, Show ‘n’ Shine, bull ride and barrel racing, Go to Wo and Circlework competitions, there’s a host of around the grounds entertainment confirmed.
These include wood chopping, whip cracking, Brophy Bros Wild West Circus, Peter Hodge Camel Rides, Trackless Train, Australian Ride on Lawn Mower Racing Association races, Real Dinosaurs, Wild Action animal encounters, Muster sandpit, pedal go karts, zorb balls, wheel of death acrobatics, rock climbing wall, helicopter rides, Berkley Supertank, Ranger Nick, bogan bingo and the ever popular Carnival Corner and Decentralised Demountables Family Centre.
General admission tickets for the event are available at www.deniutemuster.com.au, or from Muster HQ in Hardinge St, Deniliquin.