Urban art encouraged

Councillor Patty Williams with the artwork. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d410164
Councillor Patty Williams with the artwork. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d410164

City of Swan Mayor Charlie Zannino said the urban art project was part of the GrafFix program.

‘This is being run by the City and funded jointly under a grant from the Federal Government,’ he said.

‘The initiative aims to address graffiti vandalism using a range of reactive and preventative strategies.’

Cr Zannino said the designs for the skate park were developed during outreach and workshop sessions.

Ellenbrook ward councillor Patty Williams said young people with an interest in graffiti contributed to the designs during outreach sessions.

‘The artwork produced for the park is highly professional and a credit to everyone involved,’ she said.

‘More than 45 young people attended the sessions, with about 20 young people working on the artwork on the day.

‘The City also hosted innovative Glad Wrap workshops, where plastic wrap is used to create a temporary, double-sided surface for artworks, to coincide with Paint Day.

‘This was an opportunity for others to develop their skills and create their own urban art designs.’