Artists’ golden touch

The final three panels of the Young and Gold art project were completed on Friday, with a mix of acrylic lacquer aerosol paint and exterior acrylic paints added by 14 eager artists.

The City of Rockingham held eight workshops throughout January to develop the artwork under the supervision of facilitating artist Dan Duggan.

Councillor Leigh Liley helped paint the final three pieces and said the exercise was successful in offering an opportunity to challenge stereotypes.

“More community artworks are needed in the outer suburbs and this project, had the twofold aim of bringing together youth and seniors and was offering an opportunity to challenge some of the stereotypes we can hold about different age groups,” she said.

“City officers identified a wide generation gap in Golden Bay, which is characterised by a large, existing retiree population and younger families moving into the suburb.

“The resulting artwork is an amazing, colourful mural inspired by the imaginations of the seniors and young people involved. It was great to see the artists working together and using their diverse skills and talents.”

The work helped brighten up a formerly drab wall and showcased participants’ skills.

The mural is at the corner of Marillanna and Dampier drives, Golden Bay.