City of Rockingham’s Schools Take pART urban art competition to see students promote mental health well-being


One of the 2017 winning designs.
One of the 2017 winning designs.

ROCKINGHAM students will place their artistic mark on the urban landscape in 2018 promoting mental health well-being.

Run by the City of Rockingham, the Act-Belong-Commit Schools Take pART urban art competition will be supported by three artists and three businesses.

The competition focuses on redesigning a public space in a way which promotes the Act-Belong- Commit message of mental health through public art.

In partnership with Healthway, the City’s Schools Take pART initiative encourages young people to design a mural that promotes positive mental health and wellbeing under the theme ‘Believe’.

A design competition will run from Monday, February 12 to Friday, March 9.

The winning design will be installed on one of the available spaces, painted by both students and the artists.

Painting will be during March 26-April 13 and the final pieces launched to the community.

Mayor Barry Sammels encouraged schools to get on board.

“The competition beautifies empty walls around the City and showcases high quality urban art,” he said.

“It is a lovely way to revitalize the urban landscape and is a stark contrast with graffiti vandalism.

“This creates connections between local business owners, students and artists.

“I encourage all our local schools to consider supporting the project in 2018.”

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