Monday, November 23, 2009

More images

Artwork by Tnaya

Artwork by Daniel

Artwork by Amy

Artwork by Kyle

Artwork by Joel

Artwork by Kyle

Artwork by Shannon Lee

Images from the community workshops

Artwork by Andrew

Artwork by Chad

Artwork by Clay

Artwork by Tealah

Artwork by Bree

All community workshops have been completed. Design workshops were facilitated with all year 1-7 students from Carcoola Primary School and produced some fantastic images. Additional community workshops were conducted at the Carcoola Hall, on a Saturday morning from 9:30-11:30am over a 5 week period. The workshops attracted a committed group of youth and provided an opportunity to talk with a number of locals about the project. An additional design workshop was also facilitated with FloeJoes Friendship Club an intellectually challenged group that regularly meet here in Carcoola and have done so for the last 20 years.

Whilst participation in the design workshops has been predominately by youth, a small number of adults have contributed to the content of the mural through their comments and suggestions. It's unfortunate that the project has been generally perceived to be youth orientated, that's not a bad thing, in fact the level of youth support has been very encouraging and I suspect that as the painting of the mural progresses more youth and adults will continue to add content and scope to its development.
The natural environment featured strongly throughout the images generated with suggestions for mural content including:
  • Images of plants to reflect the street naming within Carcoola (all streets are named after Australian plants/trees.
  • Feminine and masculine qualities that could be depicted through colour and image, for example sports.
  • Bright and colourful, images that evoke qualities of the bush and farmland around Carcoola (the location of Carcoola is essentially surrounded by cattle farmland.