Farm scene and orchid captured in local youths’ mesmerising murals

Campbell WilliamsonNarrogin Observer
Marley Atwell, Edward Keeling, Tatum Ledger, Rory Sands, Elexie-May Ledger, Kozwaie Ledger, Ella Atwell, Elizabeth Keeling, Haven Budby, Lucy Sands, Caedy Atwell and Hope Hayes.
Camera IconMarley Atwell, Edward Keeling, Tatum Ledger, Rory Sands, Elexie-May Ledger, Kozwaie Ledger, Ella Atwell, Elizabeth Keeling, Haven Budby, Lucy Sands, Caedy Atwell and Hope Hayes.

Twelve talented youths from the Shire of Cuballing have painted some mesmerising murals to capture the beauty of life in Cuballing.

The murals, located near the Cuballing Skate Park, were completed earlier this month as part of WA Youth Week.

Participants aged between six and 15 were asked to talk among each other about what Cuballing meant to them and paint a mural that suited their vision.

The group ultimately settled on an abstract orchid mural and a farming scene.

This project was funded by the Department of Communities and organised by the council. Shire chief executive Gary Sherry said the project was an opportunity to brighten up the town.

An abstract of orchids to brighten up the Cuballing Skate Park precinct.
Camera IconAn abstract of orchids to brighten up the Cuballing Skate Park precinct. Credit: Shire of Cuballing

“The project has been planned for several months,” he said.

“By and large the designs came about earlier in the week and they got together on the Wednesday and did all the painting.

A Shire of Cuballing youth mural depicting a farming scene, painted as part of WA Youth Week.
Camera IconA Shire of Cuballing youth mural depicting a farming scene, painted as part of WA Youth Week. Credit: Shire of Cuballing

“The theme was life in Cuballing, so there was the farm scene that was pretty typical for most of our children and the other was an abstract drawing of an orchid for which we have numerous examples around the shire.

“The murals are a bright picture that will lighten up our skate park reserve.”

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