Sun, Jul 7, 2024 11:00 AM

Youthful touch brightens parklet


Anne Hardie

Four emerging Garin College artists have added a creative touch to the new parklet on Upper Queen St.

Behaviour change and engagement consultant, Nic Brydon, worked with the students last year at St Paul’s Catholic School as part of the Tasman District Council’s Streets for People project.

She says the aim was to empower students to contribute towards the project and implement the working group’s vision for “creating safe, healthy and vibrant spaces for cycling and walking journeys in our community”.

“They certainly ticked the vibrant brief by creating unique and bright road art to reflect Richmond’s physical environment, such as the hills, the sunset, and a skater boy – to reflect active travel.”

Once students Easton Dowell, Jessie Henderson, Riley Stuart, and Coco Bella Monopoli had created their individual artworks, graphic designer Amy Workman refined them and artist @thijsdekoning transferred them onto the pavement.

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