Art brightens up garden

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Aliya O'Grady 8, Brielle Hawkins 10, and Sunny Bouthier 8, demonstrate their artwork at the Dunsborough community gardens
Camera IconAliya O'Grady 8, Brielle Hawkins 10, and Sunny Bouthier 8, demonstrate their artwork at the Dunsborough community gardens Credit: Busselton-Dunsborough Times

Dunsborough Community Garden has received some feel-good fertiliser with primary school artists donating themed art pieces to colour the garden’s fences.

An after-school art class of about 20 children aged between eight and 11 have painted colourful murals under the theme “vegies” and donated their artworks to the public garden.

Visual artist and art teacher Pamela Brittain said she oversaw the project and helped students with their painting and design skills, but the passion for creating came from the young girls.

“I thought it would be a great idea for them to paint on panels and have a theme for the Dunsborough gardens and I asked the children if they would be happy to donate their works and they were very happy to do that,” she said.

“Each one is their own, so they have a strong connection to these community gardens and hopefully they will continue to come and see them and be proud of their pieces.

“It’s a great way to teach the girls about collaboration and community.”

The murals are a similar concept to the Subiaco railway line, which Ms Brittain curated in 1997. The paintings are weatherproofed and surround the eastern side of the garden.

Dunsborough Community Garden committee member Tim Morgan said the community was very grateful for the donated artworks.

“The murals bring so much colour and joy to the gardens,” he said. Dunsborough Community Garden is on Dunsborough Lakes Drive, next to Dunsborough Men’s Shed.

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