Giant paper nautilus at Denmark’s Ocean Beach

The completed ‘Paper Nautilus’ at Ocean beach, Denmark

A giant paper nautilus has wrapped itself around the walls of the Denmark Surf Life Saving Club kiosk at Ocean Beach, Denmark, thanks to youth art workshops run by the Albany Youth Support Association.

The association’s Drug Aware Open Access Youth Arts Studio delivered a series of workshops recently, culminating in the installation of the kiosk mural.

The project was supported by the GSDC’s Community Chest Fund, and follows a previous round of workshops that led to a mural on Denmark’s Telstra Exchange building.

During April, Open Access Youth Arts and local artist Glenn Hegedus worked with members of the lifesaving club and the Shire of Denmark with design consultation, building preparation and conducting youth engagement sessions.

About 80 students were involved in the sessions, which included aerosol paint control techniques, further design sessions and application of the mural.

Members of the lifesaving club undertook the massive task of preparing the building surface and undercoating the building.

Albany Youth Services coordinator Aaron Bailey said, “The mural has involved a wide range of community stakeholders, resulting in an amazing inter-generational community development project.”

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