Community members and special guests celebrated the completion of the Enhancing Our Public Places project at Clayton Bay recently.
Alexandrina Mayor Keith Parkes, councillors Karen Lume and Barry Featherstone and arts and cultural cevelopment officer Leah Grace joined Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkey at the official opening.
The project included the creation and installation of mosaic friezes which have reinvigorated the vibrancy of the toilet block and shelter shed, both being focal points for visitors to our town.
Together with the stobie poles that have been painted or mosaiced around the town, Clayton Bay is an an arts destination within the Alexandrina Council area.
Andrew Young, from Beaumont Tiles, was presented with a certificate of appreciation to acknowledge their donation of tiles and materials for the project.
Together with funding through the Alexandrina council’s Connecting Communities Through the Arts grant ,the project achieved its aim to make the town’s public places vibrant and attractive.
Emphasis of the project was on developing local participants’ skills and creativity for positive outcomes and to further develop the skills of emerging artists through the mentorship of lead artist Annabelle Collett.
The community embraced the idea and became involved by creating and installing the mosaic friezes.
The project has already had a positive social impact and enhanced the wellbeing of the community not just as they took part but as they, and visitors to the area, see and enjoy the end product.
In creating welcoming and interesting public spaces the township is building a strong identity and has added to its community assets.