Mural Painting as a Platform for Historical Information in Batu Gajah Heritage Town
Keywords:Mural painting, dissemination of information, Batu Gajah District
Street paintings known for mural paintings are usually produced for the purpose of beautifying walls in empty alleys and public roads. The mural painting is basically intended to fill the void as well as add value to the surrounding aesthetics and also to be a platform for information on history and storytelling. For example, a mural painting in the town of Batu Gajah, which is an open area and is used as a car park, surrounded by old buildings whose condition looks dilapidated and shabby. The objective of this study is to visualize the design ideas used in conveying the historical information of the early establishment in the heritage town of Batu Gajah. Looking at the current situation of the younger generation which is more inclined towards gadget activities that are electronic in nature and reduce physical outdoor activities. At once reduced their knowledge of the early history of the founding of the heritage city. The method of study used in this study was to use a qualitative method. Researchers obtain information through primary data methods such as interviews and observations and use secondary methods derived from data sources such as books, journals, newspapers, magazines and websites. The results show that the mural painting is not only a wall decorator that covers the blemishes, but also one of the media in disseminating information on the history of the administration of Batu Gajah. The mural is expected to convey accurate historical information to the target, especially the younger generation, to be able to evaluate mural paintings and add aesthetic value. Not only that, but also to increase the attractiveness of the local community in making the most of the public facilities provided.
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