History lesson in PCYC mural
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.”
Broome community groups united to complete an 8m mural at Broome PCYC this month.