The Goolwa Community Centre has teamed up with three local artists, Hamish McMillan, Mike Tye and Care Vaughan, to create and install an Art Design for the Goolwa Skate Park.
Hamish McMillan approached local schools inviting students to assist with this project in either a paid or volunteer capacity. Investigator College Year 12 student Rebekah Dutch applied and received a paid position.
Rebekah and a small select group then led volunteers for a two week period painting the design onto the skate park. Rebekah was lucky enough to help paint the design, but also gain experience leading others in a community project to have it finished by the deadline.
Rebekah explained that it was a really valuable experience as she, along with others from the local community, were able to meet with the artists and voice their ideas. She mentioned ideas including bees and honeycomb as a part of the design. All of her suggestions made it on to the design.
See photos of the Skate Park here: Goolwa Skate Park Art Project – Home | Facebook
This experience is something that Rebekah can take away with her, but also add to her CV.
Rebekah has also recently received a Silver Award for her piece ‘Frangipani’ in the Victor Harbor 2018 Rotary Show. Well done, Rebekah!