Leeming Skate Park Gets Fresh
Leeming Skate Park will get a fresh lick of paint as part of a new City of Melville initiative to give local youth a chance to show off their artistic talents.
As part of the project, young people will have an opportunity to paint their designs on the skate park once a month, excluding winter.
The first paint off, known as PHAZE 1, will take place on Sunday, 27 May from 10.30am-4.00pm and be held in conjunction with Leeming Residents Association’s walk-and-talk event. Professional urban artist Dan Duggan will be there to help with skills development and also have a paint to inspire participants.
Community Development Officer – Youth, Jo McKay said the concept came about after young Leeming Skate Park users approached the City of Melville with a 250-signature petition, requesting a legal graffiti wall. “After research into similar walls, it was decided to try an alternative option which would better suit the facility and the community,” she said. “It is hoped the PHAZE – Keeping it Fresh project will encourage young people to develop a sense of pride and ownership over youth spaces by having the freedom to express themselves in a legal forum.”
Ms McKay said young people needed to register to take part in PHAZE 1 of Keeping it Fresh. “There are only 10 spaces available for each session so bookings are essential,” she said. “All materials will be provided by City of Melville.”
To book a place, phone 9364 0656 or visit www.melvillecity.com.au for more information.