Taking their graffiti art training seriously are from left Matthew Darmond of Lismore, lydian Dunbar of Bangalow and Angela James of Goonellabah.
Taking their graffiti art training seriously are from left Matthew Darmond of Lismore, lydian Dunbar of Bangalow and Angela James of Goonellabah. Jacklyn Wagner

Sprucing up their digs

INSPIRED by the artistic transformation of parts of Lismore CBD, a Lismore community organisation that provides training and support for people with disabilities will next week paint part of its premises to cover unsightly graffiti.

Multitask arts co-ordinator Randolf Reiman said management decided to incorporate the rejuvenation of a shed covered in graffiti with its arts program for its clients.

He said three artists were armed with spray cans for the first time yesterday to practise their work.

"There are a few people who access Multitask who are emerging artists. They do everything from making electronic music to illustrations to painting to stencilling," Mr Reiman said.

"This project has been inspired by what they have seen in the laneways of the Lismore CBD.

"Another thing inspiring us was there was graffiti on the front of the Multitask premises at 296 Molesworth St and management thought this will be a good opportunity to do something nice on there."

Mr Reiman said management didn't like the presence of the graffiti and came up with the idea for their clients to create artwork on the front fence.

"Instead of just spraying over it I said there are a few guys here that are emerging artists who could do the job."

Multitask client Lydian Dunbar of Bangalow said he was excited to spray paint for the first time.

"I have never done spray painting before and that was my first time," he said.

"I painted a red devil with yellow eyes and blood coming out of its teeth."

"The devil's name is Satan."

Next week the multitask clients will turn their attention to the other side of the shed facing the courtyard to beautify the area.



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