Kids’ creativity fired up by mosaic mural

Augusta Margaret River Times
Volunteers working on the tile project.
Camera IconVolunteers working on the tile project.

A new art project has come to life in Augusta thanks to the hard work of volunteers and primary school students.

Tania Davey from Margaret River Art and Environment led the clay-tile project with students from Augusta and Karridale primary schools late last year.

Children from kindergarten to Year 6 took part in the creative sessions along with their school principals.

“The kiln-fired tiles have a river and sea-life theme and have been installed as a mosaic mural on a wall in the Lions Park along the Blackwood River foreshore,” co-ordinator Carolyn Tenardi said.

Ms Davey was helped by local artists Ellie and Kyllie Deltondo during the mural phase, which is almost complete.

“This activity has been sponsored entirely by the Augusta River Festival at a cost of more than $6000,” Ms Tenardi said.

“We think the outcome is amazing. Each piece is as unique and individual as its creator.

“The project was great fun and provided new skills and experience to the participants and has already become a talking point in town which is wonderful.”

Get the latest news from in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails