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9 May, 2023

Artist engages kids to bring colour to skate park

ARTWORK will add some colour to the Mareeba Skate Bowl, with a local artist engaged to paint a mural to celebrate the town’s youth.


Levi Deacon and Hayden and Liam Gear with Wally Wallwork after completing some aerosol painting at Arnold Park over the weekend
Levi Deacon and Hayden and Liam Gear with Wally Wallwork after completing some aerosol painting at Arnold Park over the weekend

Mareeba Mayor Angela Toppin said the skate bowl mural would be the fourth artwork to be delivered under the Public Mural Action Plan.

“Local aerosol artist, Daniel ‘Wally’ Wallwork, has been commissioned by council to bring a splash of colour to Arnold Park,” she said.

Daniel met with youth at the park this past weekend to gather and develop ideas that will contribute to the overall skate bowl mural design.

“We have had in excess of 35 kids participate in the two sessions and apart from them just being comfortable and being in a place where they can have a bit of fun, they opened up to us, so we asked them questions about what they would like to see at the skatepark and things like that,” he said.

“The turnout was a little bit more than what I was expecting, I know the youth are quite hungry for things to do and the community are quite keen for them to be engaged with things as well.” 

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