Final touches given to Grantham mural
IT’S been almost one year exactly since the rainbow serpent started to appear on Grantham State School’s grounds.
Since then, the Aboriginal mythical beast has emerged on the school’s drama building, thanks to the help of artist Dan Mackley and a handful of students.
The mural project was facilitated by Libby Brain, who said she was excited to unveil the artwork to the public.
“I’m very proud of our Indigenous students and Dan for putting their mark on the school,” she said.
“Dan’s been incredible working with the kids and it’s been a real honour to work with him.”
Mr Mackley said was pleased to share his artistry with the students over the mural, which featured animals and colours native to the region.
“I like the appreciation people get out of it,” he said.
“They say it’s going to last for 15 years or so.
“It’s nice to drive past every day and see what you’ve created.”
Twelve-year-old Braith Kiehne said he greatly enjoyed working on the mural.
“It’s really good because it reminds us about Aboriginal (culture),” he said.
“Not many people get to do (art like this) because we don’t have many Aboriginal kids at school.”
Ms Brain said all were welcome to see the mural.
AMAZING ARTWORK: Grantham State School students with artist Dan Mackley and teacher Libby Brain.