Art to liven up skate park

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph News - Ai­den Boy­ham

A tal­ented group of eight young Kwinana res­i­dents have put their artis­tic skills to the test, cre­at­ing a series of sculp­tural seats for the new Edge Skatepark.

The young­sters were guided by lo­cal artists Scott Daly and Les­ley Bar­rett, with the group carv­ing the seats from tim­ber logs sal­vaged in the area.

Over sev­eral works the logs were de­vel­oped at Ngulla Farm in Ca­sua­r­ina, with the art­works de­signed to not only be func­tional, but to also bring a sense of place and iden­tity to a space which sees a num­ber of young peo­ple in Kwinana spend their time.

City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said she hoped the young peo­ple were im­mensely proud of their work. “This group has worked hard to cre­ate beau­ti­ful and func­tional art­works that will be en­joyed by the com­mu­nity for many years to come,” she said.

“With the pop­u­lar­ity of the Edge Skatepark, I’m sure these seats will be well used and be­come a much-loved fea­ture of the space.”

Soon the seats will be moved to their home in the shade of the trees at the skate park. Awards were pre­sented to the par­tic­i­pants of this project by Ms Adams at a cel­e­bra­tion at Ngulla Farm on Au­gust 31. The $1.5 mil­lion Edge Skatepark is one of the largest skat­ing fa­cil­i­ties in WA and fea­tures a com­pe­ti­tion-level bowl, street sec­tion, begin­ners area, park­our ob­sta­cles and a bas­ket­ball half­court. The Edge Skatepark is lo­cated at Cal­ista Oval along­side the Kwinana Ad­ven­ture Park and op­po­site the Zone Youth Space.

Pic­ture: Chris Ker­shaw Photography

The work of Tyler Win­ton, Kasey But­ler, Zachary Ash­win, Scott Daly, Carly Duck­worth, Kait­lyn Stott, Shakaylee Wal­lam and Holly Locke will be dis­played at the Edge Skatepark in Kwinana.

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