Art project transforms City of Karratha skate parks
Skate parks around the City of Karratha were spruced up last week as part of an art project co-ordinated by the City’s youth services team.
Artist George Domahidy worked with kids from around the area over three days to transform the Dampier, Wickham and Youth Shed skate parks.
Mr Domahidy said there was a lot of youth input in terms of what they wanted.
“The art at each park is really different; at the Youth Shed it was sort of a graffiti style where as out in Dampier the kids wanted underwater creatures,” he said.
About 80 young people from the area were involved over the three days and Mr Domahidy said it was great to see a space for young people that was designed by them.
“It’s important for young people to feel wanted in the community,” he said.
“When young people are involved in the process, they take ownership of the space which helps to reduce antisocial behaviour and make them less likely to do negative things.”
Mr Domahidy and his team also run workshops with the kids, allowing them to create their own piece of art to take home.
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