Budding artists wanted to help paint new murals at Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre

Artist Mel McVee. Picture: Supplied
Artist Mel McVee. Picture: Supplied

IF you have ever wanted to try your hand at paining, Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre is searching for potential artists for a community arts project.

The ‘paint by numbers’ project is set to create two murals in the basement carpark of Cockburn Gateway inspired by the nature of the local area.

Cockburn artist Mel McVee believed the project would bring a huge amount of joy to everyone involved.

“We’ve put a lot of thought into the themes of both murals and we’re very excited that they will soon become a reality,” she said.

“Art really does have the ability to join people together and both of these projects are unique so we anticipate both days will be extremely popular.”

Cockburn Gateway marketing manager Victoria Hansen said no artistic experience was needed.

“Art is a really creative way for people of all ages to express themselves and we’re genuinely excited about this project,” she said.

“We encourage both adults and children to put on their painting clothes and join us for a very creative experience.”

The first mural titled New Holland Honey Eaters will be created on Sunday March 4 between 11am and 3pm at the basement level next to the travelator entry below Target.

The second mural, Long Necked Turtles will be created on Sunday March 11 from 11am to 3pm on the basement level below the north entrance.

What: ‘Paint by Numbers’ community art project
When: Sunday March 4 and Sunday March 11 from 11am to 3pm.
Where: Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre basement level carpark

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