New art design to reinvigorate the Goolwa Skate Park

COLLABORATION: Mike Tye, Naomi Searle, Rebekah Dutch, Chloe Boyles, Ashleigh Darrie, Hamish McMillan and Care Vaughan. Photo: Supplied.
COLLABORATION: Mike Tye, Naomi Searle, Rebekah Dutch, Chloe Boyles, Ashleigh Darrie, Hamish McMillan and Care Vaughan. Photo: Supplied.

The Goolwa Skate Park is about to undergo an innovative face lift.

Local artists, Care Vaughan, Mike Tye and Hamish McMillan are set to start painting a large-scale piece of public art across the park, on January 9, 2018.

After a series of community workshops and gaining feedback from skate park users, a design was developed.

Since then, the three artists have collaborated to come up with an eclectic and unique piece of artwork that reflects the users and environment around the park.

The final design was unveiled to those involved in the third workshop held at the park, on January 5, 2018, where participants were able to chalk out some of the work to get an idea of how the design would transfer from paper to the hard surfaces of the skate park.

With over 400m2 of painting, to be laid down in multiple coats before January 25, the three artists are seeking support from the community.

“We’re confident, that with community helpers coming on board we’ll see something pretty amazing created here,” Mr. McMillan said.

As a result of the works, the park on Glendale Grove will be closed from January 8 to January 26.

Anyone who would like to offer support, contact Hamish McMillan on 0418 892 549.

The project is funded with the support of Alexandrina Council through the SA Attorney General’s Department Crime Prevention and Community Safety Grants Scheme.