Nature of school reflected in mural at Whitfords Catholic Primary

Students Alice Tetley, Eliza Bennett, Jye Camilleri and Jasmine D'Silva with Tanisha Burtnyk. Picture: Martin Kennealey           d443061
Students Alice Tetley, Eliza Bennett, Jye Camilleri and Jasmine D'Silva with Tanisha Burtnyk. Picture: Martin Kennealey         d443061

CLARKSON graduate artist Tanisha Burtnyk spent half of this term creating a sustainability-themed mural at a Craigie school.

Mrs Burtnyk has worked one-on-one with students and staff at Whitfords Catholic Primary School to transform its sports shed, finding inspiration in their designs.

“At the beginning of the project each student at the school was asked to submit a leaf design,” she said.

“(I) then worked with around 60 students in a hands-on capacity to paint a mural of native leaves that wrap around the shed.

“The project has resulted in a building that now sits as part of the school infrastructure as well as the surrounding natural landscape.”

Mrs Burtnyk, who is currently doing an education diploma at ECU, said the design reflected the school ethos of caring for the natural environment.