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Local students unite to create vibrant community mural

Local students unite to create vibrant community mural

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Students from Al Siraat College, Edgars Creek Secondary College and Wollert Secondary College have joined forces to create a stunning public mural at the Y Leisure City in Epping. 

In response to feedback from local school Student Representative Councils, this initiative, led by the City of Whittlesea, is focused on enhancing the connections of young people to local sports and recreation spaces. The goal is not only to strengthen these connections but also to highlight the innovation and talent of the youth in our community. 

Renowned Melbourne Street artist Baby Guerrilla was commissioned to guide and inspire the students to bring their creative visions to life. Together, they co-designed paste-up walls reflecting the four pillars of Y Leisure City Epping: Community Wellbeing, Community Contribution, Sustainability and Justice, while seamlessly incorporating the values of their schools. 

City of Whittlesea Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said this collaborative project was a great example of young people working together to create a unique piece of art. 

“We are thrilled to see the wonderful mural that has been created as a result of the months of hard work from students of the Epping North and Wollert areas who came together to work with their local sports and recreation centre," said Lydia. 

"This collaborative effort has resulted in vibrant artworks with important messages about our community and our shared values.” 

Baby Guerrilla commended the collaboration between teachers and students.  

“Both teachers and students were amazing to work with on this project. Their skills, enthusiasm, and work ethic has blown me away,” said Baby Guerrilla. 

“The artworks celebrate and encourage artistic diversity transforming the Y Leisure City with beautiful art. The initiative fosters awareness and participation in local sport and recreation, enhancing civic pride and community connection.” 

Partnerships with key organisations, including the Y Leisure City, Lendlease, The Koori Academy of Excellence, and the City of Whittlesea’s Youth Development team, have been instrumental in the success of this community arts project. 

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