Busselton will be a bit brighter as St Mary MacKillop College students add a splash of colour to the Vasse Diversion Drain. The student artists joined artist Andrew Frazer last month to transform part of the new Vasse Diversion Drain into a vibrant public mural as part of the Water Corporation’s Splash of Colour campaign. The Campaign aims to highlight and appreciate vital water structures across the State by turning them into works of art, as well as improving the amenity of water infrastructure in communities. The local students harnessed water in more ways than one by exploring it as a theme for the 45m-long mural on the drain on College Avenue. Frazer said the final design was inspired by the theme “preserve and conserve”, and reflected how excess water was redirected via the drain to protect surrounding homes. “The theme is designed to prompt curiosity around the diversion drain and its purpose,” he said. “These forms, textures and composition were further informed and inspired by the students.” Water Corporation South West regional manager Nicky Waite congratulated Frazer and the students on the success of their mural. “It was wonderful to work hands-on with students and see them create a connection with our assets,” she said. “Thanks to the efforts of the students and Andrew, we have been able to turn a dull concrete wall into a vibrant artwork to be enjoyed by the school and wider community.