Kane Brunjes and Olivia Everitt … hoping to give the Kingaroy Skate Park an artistic makeover

December 19, 2017

Young people at a loose end over the school holidays have been invited to come on down to the Kingaroy Skate Park to take part in a two-day art project.

Local artists Olivia Everitt and Kane Brunjes will be running free workshops on January 9-10 to repaint and revitalise the skate ramps at the park, and possibly also the mural wall.

South Burnett CTC has received a $2000 Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grant from the South Burnett Regional Council to assist with the work.

The first part of the project will involve painting the sides of the ramps.

Kane, who is enrolled to study visual arts at QUT next year, said he planned to include text elements and block colours in the makeover.

An idea he is working on is the theme “Same, Same But Different”.

Olivia said if there was enough time – and enough painters – they would also tackle the mural (graffiti) wall which has not had a revamp for several years.

She said she hoped that the people who used the skate park would come along and “take ownership” of the project.

Interested would-be artists can either book online (it’s free) or simply drop in between 10:00am and 3:00pm on both days.

Footnote: This is the second collaboration by Olivia and Kane. They worked together on a successful mural project at the South Burnett PCYC in Murgon.

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