Melville SHS students help design mural at Bull Creek Shopping Centre


Melville SHS Year 10 students Alliyah Rivera, Eric Ma, Tedra Morgan-Hind and Roydon Elliott. Picture: Jon Hewson
Melville SHS Year 10 students Alliyah Rivera, Eric Ma, Tedra Morgan-Hind and Roydon Elliott. Picture: Jon Hewson

MELVILLE Senior High School teamed up with artist Haylee Fieldes to design and install an indigenous-inspired mural at Stockland Bull Creek Shopping Centre.

The artwork draws heavily on the Nyoongar seasonal calendar and features local raven, galah and ibis bird species painted in Fieldes’ iconic, realistic style.

The project is part of a year-long artist-in-residence program at Melville Senior High School funded by the Federal and State Governments.

Visual art teacher Alison Blackwell said large-scale projects like the mural provided opportunities to learn about community, collaboration and art skills and processes.

“They take learning out of the classroom and anchor it firmly in the community,” she said.

Ms Blackwell and fellow teaching artist Jenna Antoniolli, in partnership with Ms Fieldes, designed a program to develop students’ painting skills and Stockland Bull Creek provided the canvas to showcase their achievement.

The community mural is located on the loading bay wall on the south street side of the shopping centre.