City of Gosnells students get in touch with creative sides with sea container mural project

Gosnells PCYC staff and Stepping Stones students with their artist mentors.
Gosnells PCYC staff and Stepping Stones students with their artist mentors.

EIGHT City of Gosnells students have channelled their creative sides to transform a sea container into a glowing mural.

Gosnells Police and Community Youth Centre (PCYC) Stepping Stones program students were invited to take part in TransWA’s Right Track Urban Art project last year.

Over four weeks, students worked to turn a plain sea container into a work of art with an educational anti-graffiti message.

Working with local artists, participants were taught sketching and aerosol skills in addition to concept building to create their artwork, which is currently on display in East Perth.

Stepping Stones Gosnells program co-ordinator Natasha Cugley said the kids loved contributing to the mural and learning from the artists.

“They loved it, they had never really done art before, but they liked it. It took four full days, they were long days, but it took us a while to cover the whole thing,” she said.

“The two artists facilitating it were there the whole time and the kids interacted well with them, they worked well with the kids, teaching them how to use the spray cans.”