Drug Aware Beauty and the Street

Regional Arts WA

Drug Aware Beauty and the Street

Drug Aware Beauty and the Street was an urban art  project developed by young people from the  Mid West region eager to expand their artistic skills and to provide other young people with an opportunity to learn techniques and gain exposure to different art forms.

Two projects coordinators, supported by Arts & Cultural Development Council (ACDC), engaged professional urban artist Drew Straker  to travel to Geraldton and deliver workshops for young people aimed at developing various skills and techniques in aerosol art.

During the workshops participants created their own art pieces which were exhibited at a showcase to the community held at the ACDC Gallery.

(insert picture) Young participants working on their art pieces. Photo by Debbie Crothers

The project did not stop there with the young coordinators delivering a second phase of the project by leading the  participants in Geraldton to paint a mural design on a building in the town centre.  The coordinators were supported through  mentoring by Drew after his return to Perth.

Project coordinators Hannah Laurent and Cooper Crothers attending day two of the workshops with participants finalising their paintings. Photo by Debbie Crothers

Project Name: Drug Aware Beauty and the Street

Auspice organisation: Arts & Cultural Development Council Inc (ACDC)

Amount approved: $4,000

Funding program: Drug Aware YCulture Regional

Region: Mid West

Acquittal comments: “It brought a lot of new people together.”

“It gave the participants experience with an art form none of them were familiar with and we added a bright new mural to an old building which really livened up the area,”  Project coordinator, 17 years.

“The whole process was something new to me, I didn’t know what auspice meant. I learnt everything it takes to coordinate a youth project which has really opened my eyes to all the work that goes on behind the scenes,” Project coordinator, 17 years.

“It was a great event to get involved with a new art form and meet all new people. I learnt a lot through these workshops and the skills I learnt I will keep for life as I am aspiring to be an art teacher.” Participant, 16 years. (insert logos)

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