Goldtower Central is paying homage to the town’s history with the installation of two large scale mosaic images of prominent Peter Lawson paintings. Goldtower Central Executive Director Paul McIver is excited to incorporate key elements of Charters Towers history throughout the 22 plus hectare project. “We are wanting to take Goldtower Central commercial and industrial aesthetics to a stunning new level, not often seen in regional towns. We want to bring new business and new opportunities to the region, but at the same time respect the past and celebrate the heritage of this beautiful town”, says Paul.
The original painting of Saturday Morning Gill St. (Circa 1900) was inspired by the historical architecture and street scenes of the Gold Era. The art piece has now been transformed into 701,040 meticulously handmade 10mm square ceramic tiles, giving realism to the time of the century that it depicts. Mr McIver said “Peter Lawson’s Charters Towers paintings are iconic and deserve to be seen by everyone. We have selected just two to be installed as one-of-kind mosaics on ‘Pioneer Place’ and look forward to incorporating more throughout the project”.
Saturday Morning Gill Street. (Circa 1900) | Pyrite Works
The Charters Towers region is steeped in military and mining history with many grand buildings giving insight into past the wealth of the area.
Covering over 68,000 square kilometres, the Charters Towers region includes the town of Charters Towers and the small outlying townships of Greenvale, Hervey Range, Homestead, Mingela, Pentland and Ravenswood, along with the areas of Bluewater Springs, Belyando Crossing and Hidden Valley.
By road – Crossroads of the Flinders Highway and Gregory Development Road.
By rail – Regular services with Queensland Rail
Venus Gold Battery – the largest surviving battery in Australia
Texas Longhorn safari tour
Towers Hill Walk and augmented reality experience