Kids need head space
THREE Mossman State High School students perfected their graffiti skills recently when they participated in a Wally Wallwork workshop with seven other students from around Cairns.
Graffiti has long been considered a form or art and self- expression and the full- day workshop helped the production and donation of their finished artwork to the youth help centre Headspace.
Located in Cairns, Headspace is an all round centre that helps kids aged 12-24 in need of assistance or someone to talk to.
The students - Byron Wickenton, Taylah Moull and Adam Wicks - worked alongside street artist ’ Wally’ to create a graffiti artwork on a board which was then donated to the organisation.
Cairns Regional Council set up the event in association with the program REACH which has been designed to help kids improve their art ability.
Mossman High School’s art teacher Mrs Cairns organised for the three Mossman students to get down there and spend the day with Wally.
Adam said they learnt a lot from their experience and watched something come from nothing.
“At the start of the day it wasn’t anything special but by the end it was great and looked good,” he said.
“I participated in the event because I’m interested in graffiti and it was a good opportunity, we learned some tricks.”
MAKING HEAD SPACE: Mossman State High School students took part in a graffiti workshop