Artist Jahne Rees collaborates with Mindarie Primary School for Catalina mural

Mindarie Primary School students at the mural created by Scape-ism owner Jahne Rees.
Mindarie Primary School students at the mural created by Scape-ism owner Jahne Rees.

A MURAL recently sandblasted onto a park wall in Mindarie was a collaboration between artist Jahne Rees and school students.

Tamala Park Regional Council commissioned the Scape-ism owner to design the public art piece for a park in Catalina Beach estate.

“The mural was created as a collaboration between myself and the year three students from Mindarie primary, along with their teacher, Jill Dryburgh,” Rees said.

“The intention was to produce a mural focusing on the theme ‘Building community together’.

The kids did several drawing activities, tracing their own body shapes and designing their own human pyramid constructions.

“The final mural design was structured around the students’ favourite climbing tree at the school and depicts all of them working together.

“I combined all the kids drawings into a cohesive design, which was then converted into a sticky-back vinyl stencil.

“This was applied to the concrete wall and then sandblasted to reveal the stones in the concrete below the surface.

“Later we added concrete stains to enhance the contrast of the whole design.”

Satterley’s chief executive Nigel Satterley said the artwork would bring a focus on creating spaces for social interaction between neighbours, family and friends.

Catalina is being developed by the Tamala Park Regional Council, which includes the cities of Joondalup, Perth, Stirling, Vincent and Wanneroo and the towns of Cambridge and Victoria Park.