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Eye catching bus stop

The artistic flair of young people at the Swan City Youth Service has give a bus stop in Guildford a colourful makeover.

The eye catching art work is part of the City of Swan’s GrafFix urban artworks program and city Mayor Mick Wainwright said the unique youth arts project engaged young artists from the suburbs of Ballajura, Stratton and Midland to creating legal murals.

He said the bus stop on Johnson St in Guildford was the third mural in a series of bus stop redevelopments for this year.

“This artwork’s theme is based on the 1950s and will revitalise a community space through colour and pattern,” Cr Wainwright said.

“The young people involved, from Swan City Youth Service, are past participants of previous GrafFix projects, at Midland Gate Shopping Centre and Australia Post Midland, and they are eager to learn the techniques of mural making.

“They remain constant attendees of design and skill building workshops.”

Midland-Guildford ward councillor Mark Elliott said GrafFix had been a key contribution to the city’s overall graffiti reduction plan.

“Through the course of three years, the GrafFix program, along with consistent youth work, has been able to eliminate and reduce illegal graffiti in some major hot spot sites while also directly engaging the young people within these areas,” he said.

“The core of the program is about offering opportunities to those individuals who are keen to create a sense of community place and pride.

“GrafFix has been able to build successful working relationships with the Bullsbrook Residents and Ratepayers Association, The Dungeon Youth Centre, and La Salle College.

“This has allowed the GrafFix program to be inclusive and positively promote the city’s cultural diversity.”

About Rashelle Predovnik

Rashelle has been the senior journalist at Echo News since June 2011. She was a finalist in the WA Media Awards in 2015 and 2013. In 2014 Rashelle took out the whole print category in the Deborah Kirwan Media Awards for a series of stories she wrote that has positively influenced community attitudes towards seniors. In 2013, Rashelle was a finalist in the Consumer Protection Media Awards. Before joining Echo News, Rashelle worked at WA Business News, Media Monitors, she was a freelance journalist and taught journalism units at Murdoch University.

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