Brighten Up Brunswick
Two young project coordinators wanted to to brighten up their small community with an inspiring mural in the heart of Brunswick Junction.
Young people were invited to participate in a series of three workshops with local artist Claire Woolhouse, where they learned about colour matching, basic painting techniques, and how to produce their art on a large scale, before hosting a mural painting day to put their knowledge into practice.
Workshop participants with artist Claire Woolhouse. Photo by Codee-Lee Down.
On the day of the mural painting, it began pouring with rain. But, after a quick change in plans, project coordinator Codee-Lee Down set up an awning and saved the day. Despite the cold, wind, and rain, everyone spent the next seven hours painting away under the awning – showing incredible resilience and commitment to the project!
The following week a community barbecue was held to launch the unveiling of the mural, attended by local members of parliament, parents, and community members.
“This project brought our community together. The youth had the ability to connect with each other in a way they had previously. Different social groups came together for the common cause. We had adult helpers from our community join the youth to help complete their project. It has bought a bright positive reminder to our community of why the youth LOVE Brunswick.”
Final Mural with participants, artist and project coordinator. Photo by CRC Manager Jo Dalton.
Project Name: Brighten up Brunswick Drug Aware Youth Mural
Project Coordinators: Codee-Lee Down and Pattrick Majewski
Auspice: Brunswick Junction Community Resource Centre
Amount Approved: $4,000
Funding Program: Drug Aware YCulture Regional
Region: South West
Drug Aware YCulture Regional is funded by Healthway to promote the Drug Aware message.