A plan to revitalise Carnarvon’s skate park is bringing Malgana Yamatji artist, Darryl Bellotti, to the forefront, tasked with painting a mural for the project. The Carnarvon youth precinct revitalisation project will see Bellotti’s artistic talents bring the area to life, communicate traditional knowledge and instil a sense of local culture into the area. Bellotti expressed his honour in contributing to the skate park mural project. “My work is not only an expression of my artistic abilities, but also an outlet for passing on the wisdom of my people. I’m excited to engage with the youth of Carnarvon and contribute to this project,” he said. With a diverse career spanning graphic design, film, photography and youth engagement, Bellotti brings a wealth of experience. His notable contributions include designing coins for the Perth Mint, collaborating on films such as Alien Covenant and Red Dog True Blue, and actively participating in youth outreach and community engagement activities. Carnarvon Shire president Eddie Smith said the partnership was an exciting collaboration. “Darryl Bellotti’s artistic vision, commitment to cultural representation, and his connection to Carnarvon makes him the perfect choice for the skate park mural project. We eagerly anticipate the vibrant and meaningful artwork he will create for our youth,” he said. Bellotti visited Carnarvon on November 28, engaging with local youth to gather their ideas and inspiration for his upcoming design. The mural project, funded by the Gascoyne Development Commission, is scheduled to start in January 2024.