PAGE 22 | LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE YARRAM World-class murals creating a big buzz in Yarram The South Gippsland township of Yarram is now well and truly on the arts trail, thanks to the mural work of world-renowned street artist, Heesco Khosnaran. Since being invited by two local identities to paint murals around Yarram, Heesco has transformed the town and, in the process, created a major tourist attraction. To date, 24 murals have been painted by Heesco around Yarram, with more in the pipeline. At least 20 private homeowners have also requested murals for their homes, garage walls and visible spaces. Heesco's efforts – and the support of the local Yarram community – were acknowledged in 2021, when Heesco's Yarram murals won Gold at the Australian Street Art Awards. Each of the artist's Yarram murals features a site-specific QR code that links to a dedicated website (www. heescotown.com) with social media links that give visitors further information about Yarram, the artwork and the artist. Local caravan parks and motels are filling up with many visitors wanting to stay a little bit longer to explore the murals. Find out more For further information about the Heesco murals and other sights and activities in Yarram and surrounds, pop by the Yarram Visitor Information Centre, located in the historic courthouse building in Commercial Road, Yarram, or give the Centre a call on (03) 5182 6553. One of Heesco’s many magnificent Yarram murals - this one of philanthropic singer Ada Crossley is on the side of the 1885 Mechanics Institute building in Church Street. TARRA VALLEY RD CHURCH ST COMMERCIAL RD JAMES ST HIHOS LANE VERLINGS LANE GIPPS ST UNION ST YARRAM ST YARRAM MEMORIAL GARDENS GRANT ST RODGERS ST LIVINGSTON RD Police CENTENNIAL GARDENS TARRA RIVER yarram 3971 Welcome to SOUTH GIPPSLAND HWY Scan here for full detailed map Distance from Melbourne: 220km Population: 2100 approx. Amenities: There is a wide range of accommodation available including bed and breakfasts, hotels, motels, caravan parks and cabins. There are also supermarkets, banks and fuel stations.