City of Swan art project to help youth reshape public spaces


Cr Cate McCullough, Alisha Thomas, of Ellenbrook, and street artist Steve Browne painting one of the ping pong tables.  Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au   d480935
Cr Cate McCullough, Alisha Thomas, of Ellenbrook, and street artist Steve Browne painting one of the ping pong tables. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d480935

THE City of Swan is running an art project with youth in Ellenbrook and artist Steven Browne to help activate public spaces.

Together the group have designed and implemented artwork to two ping pong tables at the Ellenbrook Library.

Mayor David Lucas said the project demonstrated the City’s holistic approach toward achieving greater community activation of its public spaces.

“The City’s Ellenbrook Place team have taken on a number of Place Activation projects throughout the Ellenbrook area to enrich the local community and create a sense of connection to community and place,” he said.

“This community-led youth project will provide vibrancy and activity to the area outside the library and along Main Street, as well as reflecting the individual stories of the young people who were creatively involved.

“We look forward to seeing the table tennis enthusiasts in our community getting out there and playing an exciting game or two on these wonderful new installations.”

Councillor Kevin Bailey said young people were involved and consulted right from the concept stage of the project through to implementation.

“The City held four consultative design workshops at the Coolroom Youth Centre in Ellenbrook, where young people were invited to come and have their say on the project,” he said.

“The project’s talented lead artist, Steven Browne, took the time to help each young artist learn creative techniques and skills, and develop important connections with the art industry.”

The talented young locals should be proud of their contributions, he said.

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