A portrait of one of the most influential figures in NT history is currently being painted on Railway Terrace.
A young Vincent Lingiari will be immortalised in a mural made possible by Katherine Regional Arts, via NT Government grants, and designed by Proper Creative, a group of artists from Darwin.
Mr Lingiari rose to prominence in the 20th century when he led striking Aboriginal workers off Wave Hill Station in a bid for improved pay and conditions.
He was also an early native title activist, described by KRA executive officer Jacinta Mooney as the "Father of land rights in the Territory."
Proper Creative artist David Collins said he was honoured to be involved in the project.
"It's fantastic to get down to Katherine and work with KRA," he said.
"[It's] always kind of nice to paint strong Indigenous leaders... he's pretty well known.
"Sometimes when we're painting, some mob are walking past and say thanks."
Mr Lingiari is remembered today as a leader in his old age, but Ms Mooney said the art will present a different version of the man.
"It's a photo people may not recognise... this is Vincent when he was a younger stockman," she said.
The portrait of Vincent Lingiari is part of a series of murals paid for by KRA and the NT Government stretching back to 2019.
Proper Creative have "had a hand" in all of them, according to Mr Collins.
"Hopefully it's not the last one," he said.
"There's plenty more walls in Katherine, and plenty more amazing people [to paint]."
The Lingiari mural was suggested by representatives of Kalkarindji, who were asked by KRA to decide who the mural would depict.
Kalkarindji is on the same country as Wave Hill Station and Mr Lingiari's famous walk-off.
The series of street art murals is the latest project in a string of redevelopment programs rolled out in the area around Railway Terrace.
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