Garfield in colour

Almost finished! The mural will be completed this week. Photo: SUPPLIED.

Garfield has received a splash of colour after work began on a brand new mural over the long weekend.

Painted onto a shipping container at the Garfield Community Garden, the mural depicts a netball, football and tennis player, and of course, Garfield the cat.

Garfield Community Garden volunteer coordinator Meg Platte said the ideas for what the mural should include had come directly from the community.

“We’ve done a lot of work, it is our design,” she said.

An artist from State of the Art Murals is painting it, after the original artist who collaborated on the design with the garden committee was unable to complete the project.

“It’s his style, but our ideas,” Ms Platte said.

“We’re all users of the rec reserve as well so we wanted to acknowledge the people that use it.”

The Garfield Community Garden received a grant through the Cardinia Shire to fund the project.

Community support was given by the Garfield Community Association, Bendigo Bank Bunyip and local businesses.

The spray painted mural also features the streetscape of the town in the background.

“We went down main street and took a photo of each building, put it in Photoshop and created that streetscape,” Ms Platte said.

“That way we were able to include the businesses and some of the old buildings- a bit of history.”