Students bring their thoughts and ideas to City mural


27 February 2018

A group of Year 6 students made a positive impression on local artist Hayley Welsh at two recent workshops. Now it is over to her to translate their thoughts and ideas onto an unused wall at Nanika Park, Joondalup.

Over five days next month, Welsh will design and produce the City’s latest public artwork – a wall mural inspired by students at Joondalup Primary School.

As part of the City’s School Connections and Mural Arts programs, students were asked to draw creatures reflective of their intuitive little voices during class workshops.

Welsh will now produce a mural of positive messages based on the students’ ideas and words.

Her artwork will take shape over the weekend of the Joondalup Festival 2018.

The completed mural can be seen from April 2018.

The City’s mural arts program aims to encourage community participation in the development of mural arts projects and introduce a range of mural styles that reflect the diversity of the community’s aspirations and tastes.

Students who contributed to the project will receive stickers of the final design.

The wall at Nanika Park will be graffiti-coated to preserve it and a plaque will credit Welsh and the students with the work.