Westvale Community Centre is sporting a colourful new mural painted by local artists and youth and featuring local plants and animals. Pop in to take a look and discover the range of programs and activities offered at the Centre.
Local artist Lukas Kasper and young people came together to brainstorm ideas for the Westvale Mural Project. The finished piece infuses the individual creativity of the young people and displays large images of the flora and fauna you will find in the large green space that surrounds the Centre.
The mural shows the freshly planted native plants in the newly established Indigenous Sensory Garden, the bees that have found home at Westvale and our everyday visitors at the Centre which include wattle birds and galahs.
“I moved to the west in November with the goal of painting walls and meeting people. This project has done both of those things. Everyone has been awesome and it’s been interesting to learn about different creative backgrounds of the participants. No one else had experience with murals. So it was great to share the experience and learn together, says artist Lukas Kasper.
“All the flowers and animals in the piece are from the local area. I hope it will make people smile and appreciate the place is Westvale Community Centre. It’s a monumental location.”
The young people who were involved in the design and painting shared their experiences:
“Being part of this project was an incredible opportunity to learn from an amazing artist and express ourselves through art. It’s so good to have public art in public spaces done by young people.” – Lauri.
“I didn’t realise that Council’s offered creative outlets like this. We found out through a friend. If you’re looking for cool stuff to do, get in touch with your local community centres or Councils.’ – Aimeree and San-San.
“To me the mural means a sense of belonging with the people here and exploring the local place, nature and being a part of this. I’m a musician I’ve been exploring my creativity. I hope the mural gives people a sense of optimism. I’ve learnt about how visual art happens and colours during the process here. It’s my first time at Westvale. It’s been great. A great vibe.” – Jag
To find out more about artist Lukas Kasper you can visit https://www.lukaskasper.com/.
Westvale Community Centre is located at 45 Kings Road, Kings Park.