Throughout the course of production, we hosted several workshops for local youth aged 11-25 years from Karabar High School, Queanbeyan High, St Gregory’s, and St Clares College introducing a broad range of skills from initial consultation to concept and design, planning and eventually the hands-on hard work of executing a large scale mural.
Over 200 litres of @duluxaus paint were used to transform over 500 square metres of tired skatepark into a giant artwork over a two week period. Giant slabs of bold colour form a massive image of a familiar and positive and fond childhood memory; snacking on hot chips at the local skatepark featuring a visiting kookaburra. The design is not only a nod to local fauna, but also pays homage to local Queanbeyan boy turned international pro skater Jack Fardell @jackfardell The immense scale of this artwork is best appreciated in person or from the air.
A special thanks to our youth working group, the Step Up Sisters Aboriginal girls group and Clontarf Boys Academy from Karabar High School, Peter Watson and Cristina de Jongh, Community Development Officer from QPRC.