Our first place winner Jess has completed her work on the Kennington Village Mural.
Kennington Bendigo is a grand and gracious city. It was the place of one of the world’s most exciting gold rushes, with more gold found here between 1850 and 1900 than anywhere else in the world. The city is literally built on gold, gathered from the rich gold-bearing quartz reefs.
To tie in with this theme our first place winner of the Kennington Village mural Jess has decided on a more semi-realist approach and feature a digger sifting for gold with a portal of the mining structures in Bendigo.
Around nine billion dollars worth of gold was found in Bendigo, making it the second highest producing gold field in Australia after Kalgoorlie, and seventh richest field in the world. Historic and elaborate bank buildings line the main streets, with gold smelter chimneys an ever-present reminder of the riches from the gold fields.