Ellenbrook youth pro­ject

The Advocate (Perth) - - FRONT PAGE -

THE City of Swan is run­ning an art pro­ject with youth in Ellenbrook and artist Steven Browne to help ac­ti­vate pub­lic spa­ces.

To­gether the group have de­signed and im­ple­mented art­work to two ping pong ta­bles at the Ellenbrook Li­brary.

Mayor David Lu­cas said the pro­ject demon­strated the City’s holis­tic ap­proach to­ward achiev­ing greater com­mu­nity ac­ti­va­tion of its pub­lic spa­ces.

“The City’s Ellenbrook Place team have taken on a num­ber of Place Ac­ti­va­tion projects through­out the Ellenbrook area to en­rich the lo­cal com­mu­nity and cre­ate a sense of con­nec­tion to com­mu­nity and place,” he said.

“This com­mu­nity-led youth pro­ject will pro­vide vi­brancy and ac­tiv­ity to the area out­side the li­brary and along Main Street, as well as re­flect­ing the in­di­vid­ual sto­ries of the young peo­ple who were cre­atively in­volved.

“We look for­ward to see­ing the ta­ble ten­nis en­thu­si­asts in our com­mu­nity getting out there and play­ing an ex­cit­ing game or two on these won­der­ful new in­stal­la­tions.”

Coun­cil­lor Kevin Bai­ley said young peo­ple were in­volved and con­sulted right from the con­cept stage of the pro­ject through to im­ple­men­ta­tion.

“The City held four con­sul­ta­tive de­sign work­shops at the Cool­room Youth Cen­tre in Ellenbrook, where young peo­ple were in­vited to come and have their say on the pro­ject,” he said.

“The pro­ject’s tal­ented lead artist, Steven Browne, took the time to help each young artist learn cre­ative tech­niques and skills, and de­velop im­por­tant con­nec­tions with the art in­dus­try.”

The tal­ented young lo­cals should be proud of their con­tri­bu­tions, he said.

Pic­ture: David Baylis www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d480935

Cr Cate McCul­lough, Alisha Thomas, of Ellenbrook, and street artist Steve Browne paint­ing one of the ping pong ta­bles.

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