With three businesses and three artists signed up to support the project in 2018, there are a number of unique public spaces ready for some new, bright new art to be painted by local students.
The competition focusses 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 12 February to Friday 9 March, with the winning design installed on one of the available spaces. Painting of the murals will take place from Monday 26 March to Friday 13 April, followed with a launch open to the community.
City of Rockingham Mayor, Barry Sammels, encouraged schools to get on board: “The competition beautifies empty walls around the City, and showcases high quality urban art, which demonstrates the stark contrast with graffiti vandalism.
“This creates connections between local business owners and students as well as artists. This is a lovely way to revitalize the urban landscape. I encourage all our local schools to consider supporting the project in 2018.”