Banner puts Harvey on show in city

Jacinta CantatoreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
WALGA President Cr Lynne Craigie presents the Banners in the Terrace Award to Harvey Shire president Cr Tania Jackson. Photo: supplied.
Camera IconWALGA President Cr Lynne Craigie presents the Banners in the Terrace Award to Harvey Shire president Cr Tania Jackson. Photo: supplied.

Harvey has proven itself as top dog in town by winning the 2018 Banners in the Terrace Competition for its banner depicting a red cloud kelpie ready to muster a herd of cows.

The banner, painted by Harvey artist Yvonne Chapman, was one of 66 entries from local governments across the State to compete in the annual event held in conjunction with the WA Local Government Association’s annual convention at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Harvey shire president Tania Jackson said the banner displayed Harvey’s strong rural base and had a great connection with this year’s theme of “Ready and Relevant”.

“To have won the community section was terrific,” Cr Jackson said.

“But to also be named the overall winner was just the icing on the cake.”

The competition is open to primary and secondary schools, community groups and professional artists.

All banners entered into the competition are enlarged to 5m tall and displayed on St George’s and Adelaide terraces in Perth between July 22 and August 12.

WALGA chief executive officer Ricky Burges said the banners illustrated the vast range of landscapes and lifestyles across the State.

“The life-like painting will bring a smile to many faces,” she said of Harvey’s banner.

Shire of Harvey president Tania Jackson with artist Yvonne Chapman and her winning banner entitled 'Ready to Work', which will represent the shire on St George's Terrace as part of Banners in the Terrace.
Camera IconShire of Harvey president Tania Jackson with artist Yvonne Chapman and her winning banner entitled 'Ready to Work', which will represent the shire on St George's Terrace as part of Banners in the Terrace. Credit: Jacinta Cantatore/Jacinta Cantatore

“It compels you to look at the banner and think about this highly-intelligent working breed, one of Australia’s icons,” she said.

“The cows are behind it, which strongly reflects the affinity that Harvey has with the beef industry.”

The Shire of Manjimup won the Junior Primary School category, Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley won the Upper Primary School, the Shire of Halls Creek won the Secondary School category and the Shire of Narembeen won the Professional/Digital category.

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