A NEW GrafFix mural art project is set to brighten up the Bullsbrook Skate Park later this month.
Mayor Mick Wainwright said the mural, which would be the fourth urban art project in the City of Swan’s North Ward, was a fantastic way to engage young people.
“The GrafFix program has been including the young people of Bullsbrook in murals for more than three years now,” he said.
“These projects have included the Bullsbrook Scouts, The Shack Youth Centre and Bullsbrook Museum.
“The young people involved, from Bullsbrook Community College, have been attending design workshops at the Shack Youth Centre.
North Ward Councillor Kevin Bailey said GrafFix had been an asset to the rural neighbourhood, reducing graffiti vandalism since its first mural art project.
“Through the course of the GrafFix program, the Youth Development team and the GrafFix Officer have celebrated youth creativity while identifying and reducing graffiti hot spot locations,” he said.
“Their program of combining art skills development, youth work ethics and graffiti reduction education is unique and should be commended.
“Along with partnering with Bullsbrook College, GrafFix has been able to build a successful working relationship with the Bullsbrook Residents and Ratepayers Association.”
The painting will take place on Sunday, August 21.