Seqwater has teamed up with artists from Indooroopilly State High School and Street Art Murals Australia to turn the concrete walls of Brisbane’s largest bulk water storage reservoirs into a work of art.
The Green Hill Reservoirs in Chapel Hill are being used as a canvas as part of an initiative to give graffiti the boot at the popular recreation destination.
Students from Indooroopilly State High School’s Year 7 art extension class were invited by Seqwater to brainstorm ideas for the large-scale mural, which were developed into three design concepts by Street Art Murals Australia (SAMA) and then put to a public vote.
Armed with paint brushes and spray cans, artists from SAMA have now started work to bring life to the winning design titled ‘Water for life’ with an explosion of colour and creativity.
Seqwater's Aimee Tutticci works with Indooroopilly SHS Year 7 students in brainstorming design concepts for Green Hill Reservoirs mural
Seqwater Community Relations Advisor Aimee Tutticci said the art project was an opportunity for Seqwater to work with the community in an effort to prevent crime.
“Public art is an innovative way to help reduce problem graffiti and get the community involved in creating a brighter and more welcoming space,” Ms Tutticci said.
Head of Indooroopilly State High School’s Art Department Tammy Gilmore said the students involved in the initiative had enjoyed the chance to apply their art skills on a project in the real world.
Ms Gilmore said the opportunity had coincided perfectly with a unit her students were working on to develop their drawing styles and techniques.
“The design process allowed the students to share their creativity with industry professionals and also provided them with insight into potential career opportunities in the visual arts field,” Ms Gilmore said.
SAMA artists get underway on the mural project at Green Hill Reservoirs.
SAMA Coordinator Emily Pettit said the project was progressing well with paint already up on the walls.
“In the next few weeks, people visiting the Green Hill Reservoirs will see the mural take shape as we start adding the finer details,” Ms Pettit said.
The Green Hill Reservoirs are a popular area for a number of recreation activities with walking trails, look-outs and a Brisbane City Council off-leash dog park nearby.
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