MURAL PROJECT: Muranda Goodsell and Annika Jones with Lachlan Presbury, 12, Jeremy Catlin, 16, Zac Smith, 14 and Bailey McCormick, 13.
MURAL PROJECT: Muranda Goodsell and Annika Jones with Lachlan Presbury, 12, Jeremy Catlin, 16, Zac Smith, 14 and Bailey McCormick, 13. Samantha Elley

Kids get into skate park art

WITH the help of funding from Kyogle Council, local youth around the area will be doing some organised graffiti art at the Kyogle skate park, starting this Friday.

So if you are 12 to 18 years old, you can go along and help design and spray a funky new mural every Friday afternoon, between 3.30-5pm.

"We will be getting a professional artist from The Back Ally Art Gallery, in Lismore [to assist the young artists]," youth worker Muranda Goodsell said.

"It creates a sense of ownership for the kids when they have input into decorating the area."

The Kyogle skatepark is used regularly by kids with skateboards, bikes and scooters.

"The mural project will make it feel a little cleaner and a 'looked after' place," Ms Goodsell said.

Some of the local lads were keen to start on the project.

"We're down here every day," one of them said.

"We like the ramps and the people that come here."

The project will continue every Friday afternoon until the end of Term 4 in December.

For further information on the project, phone Kyogle Youth Action on 6632 2972.



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