Morley Primary students have brush with Galleria to create mural with artist

Morley Primary School Year 6 students.
Morley Primary School Year 6 students.

MORLEY Primary School students have taken brushes to Morley Galleria, helping artist Mel McVee create a mural this week.

About 20 Year 6 students helped paint a 30m design commissioned by Galleria at the site of the new Aldi store.

The space has been refitted after Morley Library’s lease ran out at the site and the library moved to the Les Hansman Community Centre.

Morley Primary School principal Yvonne Arnott said the students took ownership of the mural and were proud of their efforts.

“As a school community we feel very connected to Galleria shopping centre; projects like this one are such an important bridge between our school and the wider community,” she said.

McVee’s design aimed to celebrate Morley and its surrounds, with solid colours and shapes that aim to invoke nostalgia.

“Taking a ‘paint by numbers approach’, anyone of any age or artistic skill can help me paint – it’s a wonderful way of bringing people together, to connect, to talk, to interact,” she said.

Aldi in Morley is set to open this month.