Boomerang Park building gets a bright makeover

PUBLIC ART: Irrawang Public School's Brandon Hennessy, 11, and Irrawang High School's Kiara Gadd, 14, near the mural in Boomerang Park. Picture: Stephen Wark

PUBLIC ART: Irrawang Public School's Brandon Hennessy, 11, and Irrawang High School's Kiara Gadd, 14, near the mural in Boomerang Park. Picture: Stephen Wark

AN OLD waterboard building has been transformed into a community art piece thanks to the efforts of three Raymond Terrace-based public schools.

Irrawang High School along with Grahamstown Public and Irrawang Public worked to create the piece which has a prime location in Boomerang Park.

Situated near the Senior Citizens Centre and the William Street and Irrawang Street intersection, the once drab building now depicts a Marc Chagall painting which shows people on their way to a music concert.

Inside the shapes of people on the way to the concert, the high school students recreated pieces by famous artists.

Irrawang High School art teacher David Atkinson and artist in residence Sophie Mill were behind the project, which was made possible thanks to a $3000 grant from Port Stephens Council.

Ms Mill said she felt the art project had helped bring communities together.

"It's been uplifting and the children really rose to the occasion."

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