His­tory les­son in PCYC mural

Broome Advertiser - - News - Robert Dougherty

Com­mu­nity groups and chil­dren across Broome gath­ered to cre­ate an 8m painted mas­ter­piece at Broome Po­lice and Com­mu­nity Youth Cen­tre this month.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Red Cross, PCYC, Com­mu­nity Art Hub, Nyamba Buru Yawuru, Kimberley Pop­u­la­tion Health, WA Po­lice and the Wir­rpanda Foun­da­tion, as well as Perth artist Ge­orge Dom­ahidy, worked to com­plete the mon­ster project from July 10 to 14.

The high-rise graphic cov­ers one side of a PCYC build­ing and de­picts Kimberley fruits and an­i­mals as de­signed by lo­cal chil­dren and painted by Dom­ahidy, us­ing a scis­sor­lift, over five days.

Broome PCYC pro­gram and ac­tiv­i­ties co-or­di­na­tor Bronte Mor­gan said the project was only com­pleted thanks to the sup­port of Broome Cir­cle House, fund­ing from the Com­mu­nity Arts Net­work WA and chil­dren vol­un­teer­ing their time dur­ing the July school hol­i­days.

“Broome PCYC have linked up with Broome Red Cross, Broome Youth and Fam­i­lies Sup­port Hub, Nyamba Buru Yawuru , Kimberley Pop­u­la­tion Health,” she said.

“Lo­cal Abo­rig­i­nal artist Mon­ica Lee and Perth artist Ge­orge Dom­ahidy worked with lo­cal Kimberley kids to de­sign a mural based around the theme Build­ing Re­silience . . . the group learnt about the his­tory of Abo­rig­i­nal art, sto­ry­telling through Abo­rig­i­nal art, his­tory around PCYC and a talk from a youth in­ter­ven­tion of­fi­cer on the sub­ject of graf­fiti.”

Pic­ture: Robert Dougherty

Broome com­mu­nity groups united to com­plete an 8m mural at Broome PCYC this month.

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