Alpine Shire works to flush out talent
A SECOND street art project is set to be completed by Alpine Shire Council’s youth team later this year.
Professional street artist AJ Tan will work with a small group of local teens to design and install a mural on the Porepunkah Riverside Park toilet block.
The project is expected to be delivered in December and Alpine council is inviting members of the public to attend a community information and consultation session at the park on November 9 from 4pm.
Alpine development officer Jenny Corser said council would also like to hear from any young people interested in being involved it the project.
“This is a great opportunity for young people to use their interest in art, learning street art design and application techniques, and to be involved in a positive community project,” she said.
Last December, 10 enthusiastic teenagers helped street artists Andrew Bourke and Andrè Barouh with the ‘Brighten the Park’ project at Myrtleford’s Apex Park.
The project saw four murals painted to complement the surrounding area and natural environment.
The featured images were of Myrtleford’s tobacco kilns, mountains, Lake Buffalo and the endangered regent honeyeater.
Project officer Joe Arblaster will also attend next week’s information session to discuss queries, suggestions or concerns, giving community members the opportunity to view design plans for the upgrade of the current amenities as part of council’s capital works program.
More information about the project can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.