Brown Wigg

Grant Shanks – Business owner – Brown Wigg & Wendy Palmer – Building owner

MURAL LOCATION -191 Commercial Rd, Yarram VIC 3971

ABOUT BROWN WIGG – Brown Wigg began as two separate stores, Brownies Rural and Wiggis P/L. Both stores were located in Sale, and when Brownies Rural outgrew its Union Street location it moved to Dawson Street, adjacent to the Wiggies business.
In 2005, Brownies Rural and Wiggies P/L merged to become the business now known as Brown Wigg.
During this time, a second store was opened in Maffra. This store was located in the main street with its main focus being hardware and power equipment.
Following the success of the Maffra store, stores were opened in Warragul, Bairnsdale, Yarram and Meeniyan.
Since opening these stores, we have acquired the long standing local Traralgon business Jack Scott and Son’s in 2016 which became the site of the Traralgon Store.

WHY WE BECAME INVOLVED
“When Wayne Tindall approached me about the Heesco Town project he had planned there was no hesitation this would be great for Yarram.
The painting of the Sheep Farmer shearing a sheep with his dog beside him represents our business perfectly, what we do for the community and for Wendy (the building owner) where she has spent her childhood growing up on a sheep farm in the Yarram area.

Heesco’s work and detail of the wall paintings around Yarram has been nothing but amazing. The amount of people stopping and taking pictures and just seeing the joy on their faces during these troubled times of COVID-19 virus has been fantastic.

When these times are over the Heesco walls of Yarram will put our small town on the map.

Yarram should be thankful to be chosen by Wayne Tindall’s Heesco project to showcase such amazing pictures to boost local business and put smiles on people’s faces is nothing short of amazing.”  Grant Shanks – Yarram Brown Wigg Business Manager

THE DESIGN
“I designed images that I thought would be iconic Australian farm images that everyone could relate to. They were not of anyone in particular, just fun images, but when Heesco painted his magnificent piece on the wall…everyone wanted to know who this person was and what the dog’s name was. I suggested to the community that they might want to decide. They quickly decided that the shearer was Kevin Heggen (a long-time local farmer who was a ‘gun shearer’ back in the day, and his good mate Ted). Kevin is my neighbour, so I checked with him and he is happy enough for the myth to unfold.”  Wayne Tindall – Artist/film maker