Essence of Mandurah captured for Crabfest

Emma Blyth with one of the panels from the mural she is painting with students from Mandurah Primary School.
Emma Blyth with one of the panels from the mural she is painting with students from Mandurah Primary School.

MANDURAH Primary Students indulged their creative side by helping renowned local artist Emma Blyth with her latest contribution to this year’s Crab fest.

Setting up under the shade students joined the artist to help her paint sections of a mural depicting her take on Manjar Bay.

The mural is a larger copy of her original piece.

The mural will grace a wall of one of the school’s buildings that sits opposite the school administration building.

“This year’s Crab fest artwork is inspired by the sense of excitement and fun we all had a s children leading up to the summer holidays,” Blyth said.

“My painting revolves around our beautiful Mandjar Bay – there is a real community connection to it, our City thrives around the bay and it really is the heart of Mandurah.”

“Our annual Crab Fest is a great time to visit and sample some delicious crab dishes, awesome music and entertainment and there is a good chance dolphins will take the opportunity to show off for you.”

The original artwork will be auctioned with all proceeds to be donated locally.

Blyth has raised almost $18,000 through auctioning her previous Crab fest artworks for local charities and community groups.

She will have a pop-up gallery on the foreshore during the event.