Students workshop to produce giant mural

Year 9 students Tyson McMahon, Chloe Goodwin, Mackenzy Burnett and Cortney Bowden with artist Gloria Kearing and Corey Towell (standing). Picture: Jon Hewson d407028
Year 9 students Tyson McMahon, Chloe Goodwin, Mackenzy Burnett and Cortney Bowden with artist Gloria Kearing and Corey Towell (standing). Picture: Jon Hewson d407028

The workshops will be a catalyst for ideas and images for inclusion in the Pinjarra Community Centre Mural.

Artists Gloria Kearing and Robert Ewing are conducting the workshops.

Further workshops will take place at the North Pinjarra Hall each Saturdayuntil November 30.

This will allow community members to contribute to the design and creation of the mural.

Ewing, from North Pinjarra Progress Association said the mural would be painted on signboard panels using acrylic paint.

‘I’m very excited to be involved in this important arts project and look forward to meeting local youth and community members,’ he said.

‘I encourage all interested people to come along and take part in this project.’

When the mural is complete ” predicted to be in December ” it will be installed on Taylor’s Supermarket.

‘It will feature a number of historic scenes that will flow in a chronological sequence from an early Aboriginal dreamtime story up to the present day,’ he said.

‘I’m certain the completed mural will become a colourful and predominant feature of the townscape and be of interest to locals and vistors as an historic visualisation.’

The project is sponsored by the Department of Crime Prevention, the Community Art Network WA and Alcoa.