Bus shelters get a sprucing up

Cyril Jackson Senior Campus visual arts students, from left, Mikaela Wainwright, Rhyannyn Burrows and James King [NAMES OK]
Cyril Jackson Senior Campus visual arts students, from left, Mikaela Wainwright, Rhyannyn Burrows and James King [NAMES OK]

Ashfield CAN initiated the Bus Shelter Project after feedback from local residents about the state of disrepair the shelters were in.

President Lucy Bromell said the group was committed to improving the community of Ashfield.

It applied for the grant and received some funds to go towards the project.

‘The Ashfield CAN provided the rest of the funding and we were able to pay for urban artist George Domahidy to give workshops to Certificate II students from the school, which resulted in the students designing the artwork for the bus shelters,’ she said.

The project ran over a few weeks with sessions initially held in the classroom to develop ideas.

Students then took their ideas outside to the bus shelters to start the process of brightening them up, with the last bus shelter completed on Friday.

Cyril Jackson Senior High School teacher Loretta Lincoln said it was a fantastic opportunity for the students to demonstrate their talents.

Ms Bromell said the project was a great way to give students an opportunity to work with an urban artist as well as beautify the community.

‘We like to involve different sections of the community whenever we can and encourage locals to become involved in projects that enhance their local area and lifestyle,’ she said.

To get involved, email bromelli@iinet.net.au.