Warracknabeal mural enlivens wall

A NEW mural at the Warracknabeal Leisure Complex has enlivened the space after two days of painting. 

The Warracknabeal Secondary College students showcased their artist flair under the guidance of experienced artist Kitt Bennett from Juddy Roller. 

Yarriambiack Shire Council chief executive Ray Campling said the mural was a substantial piece of art work. 

The art mural was 24 metres long and two metres in height. 

He said the finished project had produced a colourful addition to the skate park area.

The mural was painted from November 4 to November 5. People between the 12 and 25 years old were invited to paint alongside the Warracknabeal Secondary College students. 

The project was made possible after the council received a successful grant

Mr Campling said the mural was a part of the Yarriambiack Shire Council’s education program that aimed to address the problem of graffiti with students. 

He said the delivery of the program was on track.

“Students have heard from guest speakers Mark O’Connor from the Youth Justice Unit and Kylie Newell, David Piera and Di Davidson from Victoria Police who informed them on the peril of being involved in illegal graffiti and vandalism,” he said.

Mr Campling said the speakers discussed the cost to the community in terms of time, money and morale.

Also discussed was that these behaviours are gateway crimes, which lead to bigger criminal acts and harsher penalties.