Tank mural is completed
Despite being hindered by bad weather, the project to paint a mural on a large cement tank at the Peninsula Women's Health Centre was completed earlier this month and will be formally unveiled on Thursday, March 22, at 12.30pm.
The project obtained funding through a grant from Gosford Council last October.
Under the supervision of artist Ms Suzanne Holman, women from the community were involved in the project from conceptualisation and planning, through to the painting itself.
Participants walked the site, examined photos, discussed colour themes, shared sketches, and approved designs before a final decision regarding the mural's content was reached.
At the project's inception, Ms Holman said: "Inclusion of the community's ideas, passing on new skills and encouraging participants in a positive way are my main objectives."
"The end product should be a wonderful celebration of their newfound skills and energy.
"Projects such as this connect individuals in communities and give them a sense of place."
Ten women volunteered for the project at its beginning, though as bad weather extended the project far beyond its originally anticipated completion in late November last year, numbers decreased more recently.
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