About Bowen Murals

The first of Bowen’s 27 Murals was painted in 1988, on the wall of the Bowen Library, located on Herbert Street.
The idea behind the murals belonged to a former Bowen resident. She came up with the idea on her visit to Chemainus in Canada, where the town’s historical past was shown in wall murals.

Bowen’s diverse history- from the early settlement, through the various industries of the region, to the present time, comes to life through paintings by many well-known artists.
Most of the murals are located within the town centre and come highly recommended as a must see.

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