The future looks bright for Myfanwy Fewtrell, a Year Four student at Grovely State School.
After noticing the design on the Traffic Signal Box at the front of her school needed a refresh, she decided to apply to Artforce to repaint it. But first, she needed a great design idea.
Inspired by the 2020 NAIDOC week celebrations at her school, she asked her School Principal if she could invite students who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander to participate in the project. A group was established and Yugara Yugarapul woman, Traditional Owner and Artist Deborah Sandy was commissioned to hold a brainstorming meeting with the students to come up with a design for the box.
The resulting artwork is a direct representation of how the Grovely State School students experience the journey through primary school life and the relationship they have with the school grounds and surrounding area. And what a beautiful result and proud artists!
Original concept design artists: Myfanwy Fewtrell with the students of Grovely State School 200 Dawson Parade, Keperra 4054
Design facilitation and digital production: Shaniah Thomason
Group Liaison and Traditional Artist Guide: Deborah Sandy, Yugara Yugarapul People, Brisbane
TO BE ELIGIBLE
You must be a resident of Brisbane ie. living within the Brisbane City Council area.
You must not be an employee of Brisbane City Council.
You must not have painted more than two traffic signal boxes in a four year period and not in consecutive years.