Artist James Foley creates murals with Neerabup students

Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts (second from right) with Neerabup Primary School students and one of the murals.
Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts (second from right) with Neerabup Primary School students and one of the murals.

STUDENTS from Neerabup Primary School have created murals at a Banksia Grove playground.

The Year 6 students worked with artist James Foley to produce five artworks based on what made them feel happy.

The murals have been installed at the children’s play space and barbecue area at Banksia Grove Community Centre and were officially launched last month by Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts.

“This project allowed the students to feel a sense of pride, achievement and contribution to their local community,” she said.

A collaboration between the centre, school and Mr Foley, with help from Belridge Secondary Education Support Centre, the murals aim to demonstrate the role public art has in forming a sense of place and community.