Burdekin youth will have the chance to help renowned street artist Garth Jankovic paint two murals at the Ayr skate park later this month.
Burdekin Shire Council Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said Council, in partnership with the Burdekin PCYC, had received $3900 in funding from GraffitiStop to have the work done.
“Garth had done a mural at the Home Hill Skate Park with the help of youth there and we wanted to do something similar in Ayr,” he said.
“Council has had problems with graffiti at the site and this will not only stop that, but also brighten up this youth space.
“It would be a great opportunity for our young artists to come along and learn from Garth.
“The work will be done on the first weekend of the school holidays so it’s a great opportunity for school kids to come along.”
Burdekin PCYC Programs and Activities Coordinator Tarja Martin said anyone interested in helping would be welcome from 9am to 3pm on Saturday (June 27) and Sunday (June 28).
“There’s no need to register, just come along and help create something beautiful at the skate park and have fun,” she said.
“PCYC will have the mobile entertainment resource trailer on site which houses gaming screens and music. We will also run some games, have a BBQ and another art project for youth to participate in.
“We’ll have our youth management team on site and members of the Burdekin Shire Youth Council as well.
“We apologise for any inconvenience for closing the park, but we had to fit in with an artist that is in demand.”
Ayr’s skate park will be closed for the duration of the work from Friday, June 26, through to Tuesday, June 30.