The 26th July 2020 marked the official unveiling by Mayor Vic Pennisi of a significant art work at the Amiens Legacy Centre. ‘Forging A Future After The Trenches,’ is an original monochromatic painting by local artist Franco Arcidiacono. Franco has a long standing history with the Stanthorpe district predominately as a school teacher and now, in his retirement as an accomplished artist. The mural draws the viewer’s eye and gives one a glimpse into the life of a soldier settler and his family. As with most Western literature, the story unfolds by following the painting from the left to the right. It depicts the ex-soldiers past, present and future and has been beautifully executed.
Extract: Southern Free Times
Below is a selection of images from the unveiling of the mural. Image credit: Sandra McEwan