Ku-ring-gai students bring colour to Howson Oval

Published on 3 August 2017

Ku-ring-gai Council teams up with Pymble Ladies College students to paint a beautiful mural on a water tank.

Visitors to Howson Oval in Turramurra will receive a colourful welcome next time they arrive, after students from Pymble Ladies College transformed drab concrete into a colourful masterpiece.

The concrete water tank, which looms near the carpark entrance, received its makeover at the hands of 10 hardworking students, with help from Meg Minkley of A Drawing A Day and Ku-ring-gai Council’s Youth Services team.

During its creation the mural, which features flowers, foliage, and colourful shapes, has received numerous visits from residents stopping by the makeshift art studio to praise the transformation.

This is not the first time Council have worked with local students to brighten up the community. Last year, the Council’s Youth Services staff worked with students to breathe fresh life into a courtyard at the Ku-ring-gai Fitness & Aquatic Centre, and gave a psychedelic splash of colour to St Ives Village Green amenities block.

The Council is looking for other suitable public items with drab brick and concrete walls to brighten up. Residents are invited to email their suggestions to webmaster@kmc.nsw.gov.au for budding artists to bring colour to their suburb. 

Pictures of the makeover in progress can be found on Facebook.

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Media enquiries: Joel Callen Ku-ring-gai Council Ph: 9424 0897 or jcallen@kmc.nsw.gov.au